The memories retained by soil contain countless records, including a history of human encounters with the land.
Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
The live export of animals the top welfare concern of people in a recent report.
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It's not only banner-waving activists who care about animal welfare, a recent government report found the majority of people surveyed have concerns and want reform.
Soil carbon can play a role in tackling climate change.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
To hit emissions targets, Wales will need to drastically reassess how 90% of its landscape is used.
Cows are the most common cause of death.
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The industry relies on traditional family knowledge so it has been resistant to a culture of health and safety.
Workers spray pesticides on strawberry fields. Most of the studies that examine the effects of pesticides are funded by the chemical’s producer.
Most studies on the use of pesticides are funded by those that produce the chemicals but only independent research can inform us about the best agricultural practices.
Global synchronization of food production negatively impacts food security.
Governments need to think about global ways agricultural policies may affect the stability of the food system as a whole, beyond locally focused efforts to increase resilience in production.
Young people view agriculture more positively than often assumed.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Argentine ants are a fact of life in many parts of Australia, but can still potentially be banished from Norfolk Island.
Invasive pest ants cause billions of dollars worth of damage to crops, and threaten some of Australia's World Heritage rainforests. The federal budget has pledged nearly $30m on wiping them out – but how?
It’s difficult for farmers to pass on the additional costs from a carbon tax.
The bulk of Canada’s agricultural production is in the Prairie provinces.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
Growing produce in cities is one way of boosting food production.
The global population will top 9.5 billion by 2050 – but cities could play a major role in making sure everyone has enough to eat.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Foot-and-mouth disease is endemic to Tanzania.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
Without significant tree cover, dry and dusty landscapes can result.
A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
The receding waters of Lake Pamamaroo which makes up part of the Menindee Lakes system near the township of Menindee, Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Australia's farming industry will need to take full account of its obligations to its workers, its customers, society and the environment if it is to prosper in the years to 2030.
The Mediterranean diet.
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A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
A future farm?
It's time for farmers to embrace the wetland instead of draining it.
Eating animals is natural and not evil in itself, but the torment of factory farming is a very good reason to go vegan.
Small farmers in Maza village, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Changing the way we farm is necessary – for us and the planet.