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Yields are on the decline. Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Climate change is causing havoc for global coffee yields

The global food system contributes to climate change through industrial farming practices, the increasing use of fertiliser to fight dropping yields and the transport of food around the world. But the…
Burdened by production costs and lack of support. Adam Baker

Fair for who? The crisis of Fairtrade for coffee farmers

Two weeks of campaigning to raise awareness of Fairtrade products have come to a close. But coffee farmers around the world face an ongoing crisis that the Fairtrade Foundation has done little to mitigate…

Birds and the bees make money for coffee growers

Coffee growers on Mount Kilimanjaro can greatly increase their crop yield by growing more trees. Researchers found that healthy…
Wheat fields in central New South Wales. Sam Ilić/Flickr

Australian trade beats aid in boosting global food security

Should Australia aim to become Asia’s “food bowl”? How can we help farmers earn more for what they produce? And how can Australia best contribute to global food security? Those are some of the crucial…

Bird biodiversity protects coffee yields

Coffee growers in Costa Rica have increased their coffee yields by leaving patches of surrounding rainforest untouched. Researchers…
It’s just an illusion: drinking more coffee every day to keep alert. PA/Geoff Caddick

Caffeine withdrawal drives need for more but are we addicts?

Caffeine is humankind’s favourite drug. It’s estimated to be consumed by 80% of people worldwide, and most of us consume several doses a day. This popularity would appear to be explained in large part…
Most adults seem to feel a need to have caffeine daily, and we hear people saying that they can’t function until they’ve had their ‘fix’. Shutterstock

What’s the buzz on caffeine?

The most popular addictive drug available in Australia right now is 1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine, or C₈H₁₀N₄O₂. Let’s call it 137TX until we can come up with something catchier. Most adults seem to feel a…

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