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6 Pressing Questions About Beef and Climate Change, Answered

  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • food security
Six cows grazing in an open field.
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • food security
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Biofuels Are Not a Green Alternative to Fossil Fuels

  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
As Earth becomes more crowded, fertile land and the plants it supports become ever more valuable for food, timber and carbon storage—things for which we don’t have an alternative source. Patrick Wall/CIMMYT/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won't Curb Climate Change

  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
A new WRI working paper recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy. Photo by Macomb Paynes.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
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More Rice, Less Methane

  • Food
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
Reducing flooding in rice paddies can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and can also help conserve water and boost yields. Photo by IRRI.
  • Food
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
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Wanted: Better Indicators of Agriculture's Environmental Impact

  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
How does the world feed more than 9 billion people in the year 2050 in a manner that not only advances economic development but also reduces agriculture’s impact on the environment? Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture

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