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Half of your bread’s environmental impact comes from fertilizer

Your morning loaf holds a C02 intensive surprise
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Researchers partnered with one of the UK's largest bakers to assess the greenhouse gas implications of a typical loaf of bread.

Fertilizers are responsible for almost 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions embodied in a loaf of bread according to a new study in Nature Plants.

The results come from a life cycle analysis (LCA) conducted on one of the United Kingdom's largest bread producers by a team of researchers across disciplines ranging from

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