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.
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.