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A farmer walks through a rice paddy in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Buu Boro /AFP via Getty Images

Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions

A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think. Marco Verch/Flickr

Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones - new research

Reusable containers may have to be reused many times to offset their negative environmental impacts - improving recycling infrastructure could be the answer.
George Green – the son of distiller Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green – was one of seven generations of the Green family who worked for the Jack Daniel’s distillery. Wikimedia Commons

The story of Nearest Green, America’s first known Black master distiller

Black Americans’ contributions to some of the country’s most iconic dishes and spirits are finally starting to be recognized in the media and in museum exhibitions.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world. RoyBuri/Pixabay

The UK wastes millions of tonnes of food every year: here’s how we can change that

Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods. GCShutter/E+ via Getty Images

‘Upcycling’ promises to turn food waste into your next meal

The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation. (Pixabay)

Food is poised to get a lot more expensive, but it doesn’t have to

How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.

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