Carbon: the Central ELEMENT in Food Sustainability

May 17, 2022
Retail Industry Insights

Presented by: Max Dougherty, Carbon Business Development Lead for Bayer-Crop Science
Sponsored by: Bayer

Agriculture is at the center of discussions around climate change today. As a sector, it is a major contributor to climate change accounting for nearly one quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the farmers we depend on for food, feed and fiber are among the most affected by the increase in adverse weather like floods and droughts which impact their yields and livelihoods. But agriculture is not simply a contributor to and victim of climate change, it has the potential to help solve the climate crisis through the widespread adoption of climate-smart practices that not only reduce emissions, but also remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Carbon sequestration. Decarbonization. Zero carbon. Carbon-neutral. It’s no wonder the topic of carbon is confusing. Many different terms are used to describe this topic and setting different standards. Ultimately, most efforts aim for the long-term removal of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.  Join Max Dougherty- Carbon Business Development Lead for Bayer- Crop Science as he chats carbon, farming, and what this could mean for the value chain, with focus on the retail industry and what retail RDs need to know.