Fun Fact #1: On Corn and Climate

Did you know

…if the sixteen million acres now being used to grow corn to feed cows in the United States became well-managed pasture, that would remove fourteen billion pounds of carbon from the atmosphere each year, the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road.

We seldom focus on farming’s role in global warming, but as much as a third of all the greenhouse gases that human activity has added to the atmosphere can be attributed to to the saw and the plow (Pollan 198).

 

This quote is taken from the novel, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” by Michael Pollan (I highly recommend reading it!).  

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