“Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says”

“A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change — adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not… Read More

“Climate change, not overfishing, is devastating shellfish environments”

“Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing… Read More

“Italy’s wine industry is being tested by the effects of climate change in its vineyards”

“Season after season, he’d been growing and harvesting the same grapes on the same land. But five years ago, Livio Salvador began to wonder whether something was changing. When he walked through his vineyards, he would see patches… Read More

“High-tech farmers are using LED lights in ways that seem to border on science fiction”

“Thousands of young collard greens are growing vigorously under a glow of pink-purple lamps in a scene that seems to have come from a sci-fi movie, or at least a NASA experiment. But Zelkind is at the helm… Read More

“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

“How Sustainable Is the Seafood at Your Supermarket?”

“As savvy customers take an interest in the sustainability of their seafood, sourcing environmentally-friendly fish is sometimes easier said than done. Sure, fishmongers and conscientious chefs can and will tell you where your fish is from and opt… 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