World Rainforest Movement

How the industrial food system contributes to the climate crisis

sistema_alimentario_agroindustrialThe non-profit organization GRAIN has released an educational pamphlet that clearly demonstrates the fundamental role of the industrial food system in emissions of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases that contribute to the climate crisis. It notes, for example, that industrial agriculture accounts for between 15% and 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions through the deforestation that it causes. At the same time, the brochure outlines essential steps towards the recovery and reaffirmation of food sovereignty as way of moving away from the industrial food system. See the brochure at: http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5102-food-sovereignty-5-steps-to-cool-the-planet-and-feed-its-people

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