Good news about growing wheat

Feeding the world usually comes with a hefty environmental price tag and a big climate impact. But now, researchers have identified a few basic agricultural practices that could transform wheat from a source of greenhouse gases into a sink, and improve grain yields. That means growing more food may actually help fight climate change. Learn more in my story for CivilEats.com.

Spring wheat is grown in semi-arid environments like the American great plains. (Credit: Yantai Gan, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre)
The study found that spring wheat can store more carbon in the soil that it emits. (Credit: Yantai Gan, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre)
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