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Advisor: Professor Svetlana Nikitina The Issues

By Christine Tang and Jonathan Rodgers

Abstract

Modern agriculture is one of the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Over 30 % of all greenhouse gas emissions are from agriculture and land use. Gases emitted include Methane, Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide. This statistic does not include Carbon Dioxide released from the production of agrichemicals and the transportation of agricultural products. The harmful effects of modern agriculture include: •Excessive water and land usage. •A primary source of greenhouse gas emissions

Year: 2011
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