Ag Tech Can Cut Billions of Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study led by Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, demonstrates that state-of-the-art agricultural technology and management can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s food system.

Employing additional agricultural technology could result in more than 13 billion tons of net negative greenhouse gas emissions each year, as the world seeks to avoid dangerous climate extremes.

“Our study recognizes the food system as one of the most powerful weapons in the battle against global climate change,” said Houlton. “We need to move beyond silver-bullet thinking and rapidly test, verify, and scale local solutions by leveraging market-based incentives.”

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.