This crucial fertiliser component is mostly found in just five countries.
Despite the impact of flooding on food security, it is not recognised as a threat by policymakers.
Growing fresh produce on the outskirts of a city reduces food miles and increases food security. But the foodbowls next to our our big cities are fast losing their land to urban growth.
Eating insects can carry a much lower environmental footprint than conventional meat. Should western cultures be incorporating more of them into their diets?
How well Morocco manages challenges to its fertiliser industry will affect its own development and the stability of food supplies across the world.
The global food system lacks resilience because it is too focused on keeping down costs.
Really, how productive is the average home vegetable garden – and will it leave you hungry? It largely depends on space, soil and gardening skills.
Industry seeks to capitalize on regenerative agriculture, but standards that focus only on carbon or other select environmental metrics will undermine its transformative potential
We asked six experts to nominate books that might help us avert environmental catastrophe. Here’s what they said.
Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.
Environmental catastrophe, war, a worldwide pandemic. What does this mean for feeding the world today and in the future?
Environmental footprint calculators may promise to help consumers lead a greener life. But they may in fact encourage choices that don’t benefit – or even harm – the environment.
Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.
Vegetables, fruits and legumes are nutritious and sustainable – but subsidies overwhelmingly neglect them.
Researchers are looking into the potential technological threats to data safety and privacy from the smart supermarkets of the future.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
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 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.
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.
Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.