“Cow manure is a sticky problem for the climate”

“Dairy farms produce a lot of milk, but they also produce a lot of manure – more than one hundred pounds per day per adult cow. Many farms use large amounts of water to flush animal waste into… Read More

“How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites”

“Jiang and Ping represent one story of China and its farms. More than 90 percent of all farms in China are less than 2.5 acres, and the average farm size is among the smallest in the world. But… Read More

“BioCarbon Engineering Seeks a Greener Earth and Wallet: Chart”

Founded by former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, the Oxford, U.K.-based company uses drones to fire biodegradable seed pods into the ground, making planting 150 times faster than traditional methods. It seeks to scale up reforestation by planting 500… Read More

“Climate Change Threatens Mexican Agriculture”

“Mexican agriculture has begun to feel the impacts of climate change, affecting the productivity of some staple foods in the local diet.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture/?utm_campaign=climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

“New report reveals food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia”

“The countries of Europe and Central Asia have made good progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, but some 14.3 million women and men in the region are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition problems are… Read More

“This Country Is Leading the World in Ending Food Waste”

“Because of its strict zero food waste policies, sustainable agricultural practices, and the healthy eating habits of its people, France has retained the top spot in the Food Sustainability Index, a study of 34 countries by The Economist… Read More

“Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You’ll Help The Planet”

“Behrens just published his analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He looked at what would happen if people in 37 different countries followed the dietary recommendations of their own governments. In general, he says,… Read More

“Organic Agriculture May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, New Study Shows”

“A new study has shown that converting land from conventional to organic agriculture could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that these beneficial environmental effects would be further compounded as people… Read More

“What Contribution Can Organic Farming Make?”

“Imagine what would happen if we did not produce a third of our food simply to throw it away, and if we did not dedicate 40% of the world’s arable land to producing animal feed simply to cover… Read More

“How Dirt Can Clean the Air”

“A paper published this week in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that improved land-use practices could increase the amount of carbon stored in the top layer of soils worldwide by between 0.9 and 1.85 billion metric tons each… Read More