“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

“Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse”

“The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It’s a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess… Read More

“Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants”

“As you clutch a cuppa for a bit of winter warmth, spare a moment to consider the elaborate process that goes into producing that seemingly simple sip of tea. In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards… 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

“Researchers continue studying ‘fish in the fields’”

“Preliminary results indicate that reviving and modernizing the simple, age-old practice of raising fish in rice fields can reap enormous benefits worldwide, according to spokeswoman Deborah Moskowitz, ‘dramatically reducing climate-changing methane emissions, protecting our ocean wildlife, supporting more… 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

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

“Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They’ve used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in what people eat.” https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/12/04/568290624/across-the-world-if-you-eat-for-your-health-youll-help-the-planet

“David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II”

“More than eight million tonnes of plastic reaches the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, and 99 per cent of the planet’s seabirds will have eaten some. Humans are… 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