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Food 2.0

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How food production contributes to climate change and what individuals and the agricultural industry can do to make food production, distribution, and disposal more eco-friendly.

It’s easy to forget that what we eat has a massive impact on global warming and the health of the planet. Take the example of livestock production, which accounts for nearly 70 percent of all agricultural land use and is responsible for nearly a fifth of all greenhouse gas gas emissions. How food is manufactured, what pesticides were used, and how it was transported to market—all of that shapes its contribution to global warming.

In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John Sutter speaks about circular agriculture and ways to make food production and consumption more sustainable with Ernst van den Ende, the managing director of plant sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Then the reporter Julia Mitric visits a farm in northern California where agricultural waste is being used to feed maggots, which are then being sold as eco-friendly animal feed.

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