Sequencing the tea plant's genome could help scientists breed new varieties that thrive in the degrading soil of tea farms.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
We're in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
Pet food is a multi-billion-dollar industry that consumes huge amounts of animal protein. A veterinary nutrition specialist explains how to feed dogs and cats healthily and sustainably.
Is your New Year's resolution to cut your food waste? The answer could be closer than you think.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint.
Australia's city foodbowls are an important part of the nation's food supply, but they're under increasing pressure from growing populations.
Can suburban gardening and poultry-keeping meaningfully contribute to resilient and sustainable food systems? We look to the past to find out.
Being a "locavore" means choosing food that is grown locally, and is one way that you can play a role in feeding more people in a rapidly changing world.
Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.
In a warming world with a growing population and dwindling resources, we can no longer afford to eat food that's bad for both our health and the environment.
The draft agenda for the UN urban development conference in Quito neglects the food systems on which the wellbeing of the world's 4 billion city dwellers depends.
City-centric thinking arguably obscures connections between 'humans' and 'nature', and 'urban' and 'rural' or 'wild'. Growing evidence of the depths of these links is testing the concept of 'urban'.
Eating cows and sheep is unsustainable. Here are some better alternatives.
Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.
Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.
Turns out that growing food hooked up to fish tanks is actually a pretty good idea.
A government for the 21st century needs to work out how we can grow our food, manufacture goods and dispose of waste without making such a huge mess.