To meet the challenges associated with a GHG-restricted world and shifting climate, our food and agricultural systems need to be transformed. As a sector that is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, our agricultural systems must integrate mitigation and adaptation: not only must they adapt to more unstable weather and shifting climate patterns, but they must also result in fewer overall GHG emissions. To achieve this, our food and agricultural systems must be diverse, decentralized, resilient and synergistic.
Identifying Our Climate “Foodprint”: Assessing and Reducing the Global Warming Impacts of Food and Agriculture in the U.S.
Jennifer Edwards, Jim Kleinschmit and Heather Schoonover
Minneapolis, MN: Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy
April 01, 2009
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