In 2050, nearly 10 billion human beings will populate the planet.
To feed them, the UN estimates that by then it would be necessary to increase agricultural production by around 70% compared to 2009. Meeting these needs while fighting against global warming is a major challenge for the years to come. : the food system is the source of more than 30% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and nearly 80% of global deforestation is, for example, caused by agriculture.
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public support for agriculture, nearly 90% of which has
environmental and social
, a study published in the journal
provides a detailed inventory of gas emissions. greenhouse effect (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) linked to agricultural production.
Its authors estimate that 57% of food-related emissions come from the production of original foods.
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