The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Food waste could be worse than plastic when it comes to harming the environment.
Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it's resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
For poet John Kinsella, veganism is an ethics of commitment. Living as a vegan, he writes, is not a holier-than-thou situation, but a move towards being more respectful of life.
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.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
Foraging is a crucial part of many diets and should not be discouraged.
Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi.
In the event, the federal election turned out to be more about the economy than the environment. But there are steps the Coalition government can take to help conservation and boost the economy too.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Many people think climate change caused Classic Maya civilization to collapse abruptly around 900 A.D. An archaeologist says that view is too simplistic and misses the bigger point.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
Biodiversity is in crisis. Nowhere is this more serious than among the wild species which our livestock and crops descend from.
The industry relies on traditional family knowledge so it has been resistant to a culture of health and safety.
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.
In the early 20th century, voters in rural Australia began to organise politically for the first time – and proved crucial to the ousting of the reformist Labor government in 1913.
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.
Labor hopes their six-point plan could turn around Australia's poor international reputation on animal welfare.
Developing countries present an opportunity for agroecological innovations to help small-scale farmers.