A fire in the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, in Amazonas state, Brazil, Aug. 17, 2019.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.
South Australia has lifted its moratorium on GM crops, while Tasmania has extended its ban. But the question should no longer be a simple binary of being "for" or "against" GM technology.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least "digitally included" communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
A new IPCC report has called for radical changes in food production to avoid catastrophic climate change. Rice-fish farming and mixed crops could help.
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The 'tractors and chemicals' recipe for farming has let human populations boom, but left us with degraded soils.
China retaliated with tariffs on U.S. imports after Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports.
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The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
Whitlanders in the 1940s. Established in 1941 near the base of Victoria’s Mount Buffalo, this Catholic community celebrated the ‘dignity of manual labour’ and was led by a charismatic athlete and former judge’s associate, Ray Triado.
Long before 70s hippies and hipster artisans, Australians were seeking solace by going back to the land. They ranged from anarchists to suffragists to Catholic agrarians.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Children play in a cabbage patch near their home in Modderspruit, near Rustenburg, South Africa.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades.
A double rainbow is seen over blueberry fields in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada’s new national food policy is a hopeful step into the future for the country’s agri-food sector.
Canada's new food policy aims to bolster the economic impact of the agri-food sector while tackling issues like waste and childhood hunger.
There is rationale for thinking about alternatives to meat.
Fake meat may be the food of the future.
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We don't notice the plant species we're losing, but we won't be able to ignore the effect of their loss on our supply of food and medicine.
Academics, farmers and entrepreneurs in Malawi integrate their expertise.
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Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi.
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.