The Great Challenge – Farming, Food and Climate Change

November 17, 2014 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

There are two sides to the connection between food systems and climate change. On one hand, food is a key driver of climate change, responsible for between 20-30% of greenhouse gases. On the other, changes in agriculture hold the potential not just to mitigate these impacts, but to actually help remove carbon from the atmosphere. Climate change alters the question of “how to feed the world” in important ways, rendering many of the traditional arguments – for higher productivity at all costs – open to debate, as explored by Michael Pollan.

From the NY Times Food for Tomorrow conference:

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Climate, Food, Heart/Soul, Resilience.

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