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‘Overlooked’ Agriculture Emissions Linked to Serious Health and Financial Risks, Study Finds

3 Mins Read New research connects rural agricultural emissions including ammonia, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen oxides to urban pollution issues. The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, looked at fertilized soils over a three-year period and compared that to regional air quality, climate, and health. Agriculture emissions According to the researchers out of Rice […]

Agriculture and Climate Change Linked to 50% Decline in Key Insect Populations

3 Mins Read Human-caused climate change and agriculture are wiping out the planet’s bug populations, specifically key pollinators. And scientists say there’s reason to be concerned. Less than half a century ago, a ride through rural areas would see a smattering of bugs that met their untimely fate on car windshields. That’s no longer the case these days; […]

A New Program Is Looking To Help Farmers Pivot To The Alt Protein Economy

4 Mins Read Given the enormous role agriculture plays in driving global emissions, the expert scientific consensus is that our food system must change if we are to stand a chance against climate change. But doing so will require seismic shifts across the entire food supply chain, from retailers to manufacturers, and crucially, farmers and ranchers, who are […]

A New Vision For Farming: Chickens, Sheep, And … Solar Panels

6 Mins Read By: Lynn Freehill-Maye When Jackie Augustine opens a chicken coop door one brisk spring morning in upstate New York, the hens bolt out like windup toys. Still, as their faint barnyard scent testifies, they aren’t battery-powered but very much alive. These are “solar chickens.” At this local community egg cooperative, Geneva Peeps, the birds live with […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

Urgent Global Food System Overhaul Needed To Avoid Climate Disaster Says Leaked UN Report

3 Mins Read A leaked draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that keeping global temperatures down cannot be done without a total transformation in our current food production and land management systems. Crucially, the IPCC report underscores that attempts to cut down carbon emissions from transportation and energy will not be […]