Research shows that modern ag lowers greenhouse gas levels
Capital-intensive, large-scale farming is credited with making a positive contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
According to Dr. Paul Vincelli, plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, "Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector have stayed flat over recent years, but yields or agricultural productivity have continued to rise rather rapidly." In other words, U.S. farmers are producing more and more food, while greenhouse gas emissions from their farms have flat lined.
Another way to look at it is even more ...
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