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Food System Change: ‘Who’s Making Decisions, Who’s Benefiting, Who’s Gaining The Wealth?’ Errol Schweizer’s Got Questions -Exclusive Interview

25 Mins Read Errol Schweizer has spent decades in the food industry, over 25 years in fact. He has held down many positions, from grill cook to stock clerk to purchasing manager. A native of New York’s the Bronx who studied biology and got his start in community organizing, Schweizer was thrust to the (inter)national food stage when he […]

Farmland Rising: How Black Americans Are Reclaiming Their Agricultural Power

4 Mins Read After a century of land loss, there’s now a rising movement of young Black Americans reclaiming their agricultural power and ownership of farmland. It combines the dismantling of racism and marginalisation amid the social justice movement sweeping across America with the growing awareness of the linkages between a sustainable food system and equality. From California […]

Scientists To EU: Grow More Legumes For Sustainable & Nutritious Food System

4 Mins Read Producing more beans, peas and lentils offers a far more sustainable and nutritious approach to European agriculture, scientists say in a new study. According to the research, adding legumes to traditional crop rotations can significantly reduce the use of pesticides and fertilisers, slashing emissions in line with the European Green Deal, while promoting a transition […]

Vertical Farming Firm AeroFarms Lands SPAC Merger To Go Public & Become Unicorn

4 Mins Read AeroFarms, the New Jersey-headquartered indoor vertical farming firm, has struck a merger deal with black check company Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. to go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The transaction slated to close in the second quarter of 2021 is expected to bring in as much as US$357 million in new capital, lifting AeroFarms’ […]

Impossible Foods CFO David Lee Takes On Indoor Farming In New AppHarvest Role

3 Mins Read David Lee, former chief financial officer at plant-based giant Impossible Foods, has left his position to take on his new role at agri-tech startup AppHarvest. Joining AppHarvest as president, Lee will lead strategy development and operations, marketing and sales to drive the company’s ambitions to become an “iconic brand and sustainable foods company”.  David Lee, […]

Provenance: Chef Peggy Chan’s First Cookbook Brings Plant-Based Climate Action To Your Kitchen

4 Mins Read With her legacy as the mind behind Hong Kong’s iconic plant-based restaurants Grassroots Pantry and Nectar, plant-based cooking has been at the heart of Chef Peggy Chan’s culinary career and environmental activism. Now, she has made her first foray into authorship, launching a new digital cookbook Provenance, described as an amalgamation of her personal journey, […]

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 […]

Global Organic Food Market Now Worth Over US$100 Billion As Demand For Safe Food Skyrockets

3 Mins Read According to new data contained in The World of Organic Agriculture 2020, published by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics International, organic agriculture farmland and organic food retail sales has reached another all-time high. The continued uptrend for the organics industry owes to consumer awareness coupling food choices to health and environmental […]

What Brexit Means For Organic Food & Sustainable Agriculture

5 Mins Read After three tumultuous years in British politics, Britain has officially passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and ended nearly half a century of close ties with Europe on the January 31 2020. This begins the implementation phase of leaving the European Union, which will last until December 31 2020 this year when the process of leaving […]

Singapore Couple Inspires Community With Urban Farm-To-Table Concept

2 Mins Read Founded by Scott and Justine Farmer in 2018, The Farmers is a Singaporean social enterprise promoting sustainability, cultural reconnection and local ecology through urban agriculture. Their urban farm is located right in their front garden, and has encouraged their community to grow their own herbs and food, and reconnect with others and nature.  This venture […]