Bad news for all bread lovers and particularly for those who care about the planet. According to a study, the production of this food would have a negative effect on the environment.
According to research carried out by the University of Sheffield and published in the scientific journal Nature, making bread would have a negative impact as it contributes to creating more greenhouse gases.
Those in charge of the study analyzed the entire process of making bread and found that the ammonium nitrate fertilizer used in growing wheat is responsible for 43 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by bread production.
"Normally, consumers ignore the environmental impact of the products they buy, especially in the case of food, of which they tend to be more concerned about whether it is healthy or whether it has been made without affecting animal welfare ... Perhaps they are aware of the pollution caused by plastic packaging, but many people would be surprised at the great environmental impact revealed in this study. Each loaf of bread contributes to global warming due to the fertilizer used by farmers to increase the wheat harvest ", says Liam Goucher, scientist and principal investigator.
The challenge now is to discover more sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods, especially considering the large number of agricultural productions in the world that use fertilizers.