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Feeding the World: The Story of Soy

November 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Our taste for soybeans is devastating ecosystems and farmers are having a tough time meeting demand. What's going on here? The bulk of our soy consumption isn't in the form of tofu, tempeh, or edamame. People worldwide eat millions of pounds of "invisible soy" each year, because soy has become a staple in animal feed. If we're really interested in feeding the world, maybe we need to rethink the way that we are using our soybean crops

Nestlé Exec Says GMOs Aren’t Necessary to Feed the World

September 4th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We don't have much love for giant food corporation Nestlé around here. From promoting formula over breast milk in developing countries to infringing on water rights, Nestlé doesn't exactly scream sustainability. That's why it was pretty shocking to read that Hans Jöhr, corporate head of sustainable agriculture at Nestlé said that we don't need GMOs to feed the world

UN: More Sustainable Farming Needed to Feed the World

June 13th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed today that we need to switch from the intensive farming practices of the past half-century to more sustainable agricultural practices if we want to feed the world in

Getting “More Crop Per Drop” to Strengthen Global Food Security

April 29th, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

The Green Revolution of the 1960s led to a near tripling of global grain production and a doubling of the world’s irrigated area. It also, however, demanded vast quantities of water. Previous agricultural investments have focused narrowly on increasing crop yields, while there has been relatively little research and investment in ways to make better use of scarce water resources. Affordable innovations that boost agricultural development and meet the increasing demand on already-scarce water resources while also mitigating the impacts of climate change, are more important than ever

Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero

April 21st, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

This Earth Day, Nourishing the Planet offers 15 solutions to guide farmers, scientists, politicians, agribusinesses and aid agencies as they commit to promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future

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