“Earth’s population is skyrocketing. How do you feed 10 billion people sustainably?”

“The human population has reached 7.6 billion and could number 9 billion or 10 billion by midcentury. All those people will need to eat. A sobering report published Wednesday in the journal Nature argues that a sustainable food… Read More

“Food you’ve never heard of could end hunger”

“The term “conservation” may bring wildlife or land preservation to mind. But what about the food we eat? According to Crop Trust, an international organization working to safeguard agriculture, we only use about 1 percent of available crops… Read More

“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Environmentally Friendly Farming Practices Used By Nearly 1/3 Of World’s Farms”

“The researchers analyzed farms that use some form of “sustainable intensification,” a term for various practices, including organic farming, that use land, water, biodiversity, labor, knowledge and technology to both grow crops and reduce environmental impacts like pesticide… Read More

“5 reasons companies are collaborating to end deforestation”

“Agricultural and forestry commodities, such as soy, palm oil, beef, timber and cocoa, are some of the leading causes of rainforest destruction and the degradation of other natural resources, threatening vital ecosystems and livelihoods, and accelerating global warming…. Read More

“Teens work to address needs of ‘food desert’ with vegetable-based desserts”

“From coast to coast, thousands of communities in the United States are classified by the Department of Agriculture as “food deserts” — meaning there is limited access to fresh vegetables, fruit and grocery stores. These “food deserts” tend… Read More

“A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World”

“Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn,… Read More

“Sports Stadiums Help Lead the Way Toward Greener Architecture”

“Mr. Jenkins, an evangelist for all things green, was animated. The otherwise generic structure, he said, holds up to 680,000 gallons of rainwater collected mostly from the roof of the enormous stadium standing just a few feet away…. Read More

“A Century-Old Dairy Ditches Cows For High-Tech Plant Milk”

“Both sides of my family were in the dairy business, so I was involved from a young age,” says Schwartz, now 83. “Since I was 6 years old, I would work for my father on weekends and vacations,… Read More

“20% of U.S. Diets Responsible for Almost Half of Country’s Food-Related Emissions, Study Finds”

“The study was the first to look at the environmental impact of individual diets in the U.S., and found that 20 percent of Americans account for 46 percent of the country’s food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. Seventy percent of the… Read More