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Reduce environmental impact of agriculture

What if?

What if we could fill our grocery cart with carbon neutral produce, grown with dramatically reduced farming inputs at reasonable costs? What if we could grow corn that could extract nitrogen from the air like a soybean plant to reduce synthetic fertilizer runoff and limit carbon emissions?

Health impacts

Our analysis suggests that across Europe an average loss of 0.039 WALYs per person due to air pollution, of which 5% can be attributed to agriculture. This implies that more than 1 million WALYs could be saved annually by eliminating agricultural contributions to air pollution. It is also predicted that doing so will save 21,000 WALYs in terms of lives saved.




End agricultural contributions to air pollution

145

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Community impacts

Rising temperatures due to climate change are linked to increas - ing numbers of violent crimes and assaults. It is estimated that rising temperatures will result in 200,000 additional cases of rape and 3.6 million additional assaults between 2010 and 2099 in the US, which, according to our predictions, translate into a loss of 3.04 million WALYs based on the expected loss of wellbeing for victims and the rising fear of violence by non-victims.




Avoiding rising crime rates brought on by climate change (US)

931.15

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Stability impacts

Rising temperatures due to climate change are linked to increas - ing numbers of violent crimes and assaults. It is estimated that rising temperatures will result in 200,000 additional cases of rape and 3.6 million additional assaults between 2010 and 2099 in the US, which, according to our predictions, translate into a loss of 3.04 million WALYs based on the expected loss of wellbeing for victims and the rising fear of violence by non-victims.




Avoiding natural diasters from climate change by agricultural production (Global)

62.22

WALY per 100.000 individuals