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  • Study provides basis to evaluate food subsectors' emissions of three greenhouse gases

    A portrait of the Illinois researchers who contributed to the study.

    A team led by University of Illinois researchers has created a new model that provides researchers and policymakers with a database to estimate location-specific emissions for all greenhouse gases related to the plant- and animal-based human food industries. From left, graduate student Tzu-Shun Lin, professor Atul Jain, graduate student Prateek Sharma, postdoctoral researcher Xiaoming Xu and graduate student Shijie Shu.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Atul Jain, call 217-333-2128; email

    To reach Xiaoming Xu, email

    The paper “Global greenhouse gas emissions from animal-based foods are twice those of plant-based foods” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s43016-021-00358-x.