Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and grain arsenic and lead levels without compromising yield in organically produced rice

  title={Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and grain arsenic and lead levels without compromising yield in organically produced rice},
  author={Syed Faiz-ul Islam and Andreas de Neergaard and Bjoern Ole Sander and Lars S Jensen and Reiner Wassmann and Jan Willem van Groenigen},
  journal={Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment},
Flooded rice production is crucial to global food security, but there are associated environmental concerns. In particular, it is a significant source of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and a large consumer of water resources, while arsenic levels in the grain are a serious health concern. There is also a tendency to use more organic fertilisers to close nutrient cycles, posing a threat of even higher GHG emissions and grain arsenic levels. It has been shown that alternate… 

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