An acre of corn consumes five more times of CO2 than an acre of old growth forest. Corn pulls a lot of carbon dioxide out of the air and converts it into oxygen. I could not find a figure for per year average.
Of even greater importance than the temporary consumption of CO2 by corn through photosynthesis is the sequestration of CO2 in the soil. This CO2 is then kept in the soil in the form of organic matter. Of particular interest is the potential for alternate farming methods, such as organic and no-till farming, to increase this carbon sequestration even further than conventional farming methods.
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