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Opinion | We're Wasting Food and It's Hurting Our Climate

8 monthes ago   |   By Food Tank

When it comes to fighting climate change, most thoughts turn to clean energy-from electric vehicles to solar-powered homes. But we often overlook one of the most significant sources of heat-trapping gas emissions: food.
Today, how we produce food accounts for more human-generated greenhouse gases than transportation. When we clear forests, grasslands, and mangroves to raise crops, we emit billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, where it heats the planet. This activity also diminishes the land's ability to re-absorb the gas and store it in the ground, where it fuels life.
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