What are known as 'ag-gag' laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
Veterinarians are already at risk of emotional distress and burnout. The experiences of an Alberta veterinary practice shows COVID-19 is having a further impact.
COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.
And why development funders should listen to smallholder farmers
The question in drought relief is this: do we want more or fewer people to be involved in a farming activity that is vulnerable to drought?
These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
Sharing seeds was common practice among farmers throughout history until the rise of agribusiness. Now seeds are trademarked and regulated, but there's a new place to get them for free: the library.
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades.
Netflix's new film is a timely intervention into discussions on whether it can ever be ethically sound to eat meat.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Getting food on to our plates out of season relies on a fragile business ecosystem. The latest shortages show how easily this can break down.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Ensuring the next 10 billion people are fed fairly will require a radical restructuring of global agri-tech.
South Africa has been hit by a severe drought and will not be able to produce enough maize - its staple food - in 2016. This will prompt a rise in imports and therefore food prices.
Monsanto an other biotech companies got caught short in the 1990s. But since then, the GM argument has been moving in their direction.
The solutions presented by GM crops are rarely tested against the other options. Take a look at our philosophy of farming and it all starts to make sense.
Young people are shunning Africa's agricultural sector despite high levels of unemployment and food insecurity. This underscores the need to demonstrate the profitability of agriculture.