A palm oil plantation in Malaysia.
Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife — and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk.
A dairy cow grazes on the lawns in front of Parliament House in Canberra in 2015, as part of an industry event.
Pressure is mounting on Australia's dairy farmers, from farm gate prices to animal welfare concerns, and technology that could produce milk without cows.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there's a sinister side to milk.
Soy fields in Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
As Brazil struggles through a political and economic crisis, its soybean farmers are thriving. Their growing clout could trigger new deforestation and undercut the nation's climate change pledges.
Eating soy products such as soy milk and tofu does not ward off hot flushes and night sweats as women enter menopause. A…
Soy might seem simply better, but what do the figures say?
Are soy milk’s environmental attributes based on substance or froth? Is soy a sustainable solution in the dairy debate? Comparative environmental analysis of different food groups is like comparing, well…