How Much of World’s Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Come From Agriculture?

September 29, 2014 5:29 PM

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Agriculture might seem green by definition, but farming accounts for a lot of greenhouse-gas emissions when the entire food production system is taken into account.

The reason for the difference is that the 11%-15% estimates only take into account emissions from the farming part of agriculture, such as plowing and fertilizing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 14% estimate, for example, includes emissions from agriculture’s mechanical equipment, soil m...

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