Climate Change Study Says Biotech Helps Achieve Nitrogen Fertilizer ManagementApril 30, 2014
A new climate change study finds that annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by more than half by 2030 if strategies such as reduced global beef consumption, less food waste, and better farm nutrient management and production will be followed. The study, Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture, was released by two consulting firms in the United States, Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates.
The study's supply-side strategies include sustainable intensification and improving nitrogen fertilizer management and production. A number of technologies and tools to improve nitrogen use efficiency were mentioned, including plant breeding and genetic modification. According to the study, genetic modification will increase crop uptake of nitrogen, and that less fertilizer will be needed to produce the same crop yields. The strategies stated in the study are expected to mitigate climate change while maintaining food security and building resilience.
For more details about the study, read the executive summary at: http://www.climateandlandusealliance.org/en/introduction/. The full report is available for download at: http://www.climateandlandusealliance.org/uploads/PDFs/Abridged-Full-Report-Strategies-For-Migrating-Climate-Change-In-Agriculture.pdf.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Climate Change Study Says Biotech Helps Achieve Nitrogen Fertilizer Management
- Nigeria's Supervising Minister for S&T Acknowledges Need for Biosafety Law
- Kenyan Stakeholders Tell Government Taskforce to Lift GM Food Imports Ban
- Zambia Cotton Board Calls for GM Cotton
- Transgenic Sweet Potato to Battle Virus Diseases in South Africa
- CAST Releases Issue Paper on GE Food Labeling
- Initiative Creates Team of Engineers, Plant Scientists to Develop Smart Plants
- Sub-Lethal Doses of Herbicide Could Prevent Transgene Escape to Weedy Brassica Species
- Study Finds Plants Send Out Signals that Attract Harmful Bacteria
- Iran Initiates Field Trial of Insect Resistant Rice and Cotton
- Scientists Identify Molecular Transporters that Drive Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity
- Fischler: GM Soybean Vital to Egg Producers in Europe
- Tobacco Companies Turn to Biotechnology
- Scientists Seek to Fine Tune Flowering Time
- CAS Scientists Increase Essential Fatty Acid in Rice Bran
- Effects of Seed-Specific Gene Silencing of OsMRP5 Gene in Transgenic Rice
- CryF1 Proteins Has No Effects on Cotesia marginiventris
Beyond Crop Biotech
- International Team Sequences Rainbow Trout Genome
- Potential Pharmaceuticals Derived from Rice Endosperm
- Alginate Gel-Based 3D Cell Culture Developed for Cancer Stem Cell Research
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (May 31, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: