Denmark’s organic movement is growing like gangbusters. Here’s why that’s important and why it’s good for people’s health and food security in Denmark.
Organic farming in Cuba is the norm by default. Now that U.S.-Cuban relations are improving, what will the future of Cuba’s food production look like?
A big part of global food security is about increasing yields, and Kenyan farmers are doing just that with the help of a local tree.
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.
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.
As the world population explodes, the big question is: how are we going to feed the world when the population hits 7, 8, and 9 billion people? It’s no easy feat, but one thing’s for certain: we are going to have to grow more food in less space. Enter the Agri-Cube.
Kareny Hatch, creator of the film “Plant This Movie,” talks about the importance of urban agriculture to our food future.
Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet emphasizes reducing food waste as a means to meet the needs of a growing human population, alleviate hunger, and conserve resources.
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 2050.
New analysis highlights organic agriculture as an eco-friendly means of improving livelihoods and preserving natural resources.
If you have any space at all to grow vegetables or fruit, you can have a significant impact on not only reducing hunger, but also on promoting better nutrition.
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.
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.