How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?

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  • Ammonium nitrate fertilizer used in wheat cultivation contributes 43 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in a loaf of bread
  • 100 million tonnes of fertiliser used globally every year
  • Findings vital to providing solutions to global food security challenge

With an estimated 12 million loaves sold in the UK every day, bread remains a staple of the British diet. In a groundbreaking study researchers from the University of Sheffield have now calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its production contributes the most greenhouse gas.

Find out more: How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?

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