How does food contribute to global warming?
1. Fossil fuels
These big contributors to climate change are used to transport food around the world, to power farm machinery and make fertilizer.
This is hot topic in terms of heating up the planet. When trees are cut down, their surplus carbon is released as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
3. Toxic belching
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas burped up by cows, sheep, and goats. Animal manure is another big methane source.
Source: IPPC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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