Increased Use of Fossil Fuel for Inputs
(Mechanization, Fertilizers and Agro-chemicals)
 
Increased demand for and increased cultivation of feed ingredients results in the increased use of machinery for land cultivation and harvesting, and increased use of agro-chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides).

The use of machinery and the production of agro-chemicals requires fossil fuel. Fossil fuel consumption leads to a discharge of CO2 into the atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas and causes global warming.

See Also:

Increased Use of Fossil Fuel for Transport and Processing of Concentrates

Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fossil Fuels and Taxes

OECD. (1997) CO2 Emissions from Road Vehicles. Expert group on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Working Paper 1. Click here to see this document in Acrobat format (881KB) 

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