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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed massive shortcomings in the nation’s labor and disaster aid systems, which have for decades failed to protect workers who come to the U.S. every year for seasonal work.
December 22, 2020 by Victoria Bouloubasis
Will regenerative agriculture alone save us from climate apocalypse? No. But thanks to its much-hyped carbon sequestration potential, unprecedented funding is pouring into efforts to convert America’s chemical-laden industrial agriculture system into something better. And that just might save us yet.
December 21, 2020 by CJ Clouse
These trends and developments should be generating more attention than they do.
December 18, 2020 by Jim Giles
The company is sowing the seeds for a global refresh of its mission — including electrified farm machinery, autonomous field robots that swarm through fields, and smart tractor retrofits that provide farmers with insights into metrics such as the organic matter in their soil.
December 17, 2020 by Heather Clancy
Native people all over the U.S. are working diligently to reclaim Indigenous varieties of corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and other crops.
December 17, 2020 by Christina Gish Hill
Alternative proteins. Regenerative agriculture. The push toward zero. All loomed large in 2020.
December 11, 2020 by Jim Giles
The giant food company will pay a premium to farmers and suppliers that adopt healthier soil, biodiversity and cultivation practices.
December 7, 2020 by Heather Clancy
Black soldier flies are one new approach vying to solve aquaculture’s feed problem. Companies are also growing fishmeal from algae and using microbes to convert carbon dioxide into protein.
December 4, 2020 by Jim Giles
Sponsored: Bayer is delivering solutions for growers in key areas: innovation, developing new business models, and measurement and tracking.
December 2, 2020 by Klaus Kunz
By partnering with the World Resources Institute, Panera is making the carbon dioxide emissions of its menu more transparent for customers.
December 1, 2020 by Jesse Klein
It’s time to extend our focus on cultivating regenerative food systems from the land to the sea.
November 26, 2020 by Heather Clancy
Why nonprofit Heifer and online food retailer Grass Roots pivoted to address the realities of holiday dining during a pandemic.
November 25, 2020 by Jesse Klein
Suppliers sing the praises of technology that helps them reduce waste and increase profit even during a pandemic.
November 25, 2020 by Jesse Klein
The challenge of reforming the way we manage the almost 1 billion acres of U.S. farmland can seem overwhelming, but we’re seeing the emergence of a suite of solutions that might be up to the job.
November 20, 2020 by Jim Giles
The government pays farmers to pull water from the Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer — now they're depleting it
These researchers found that state and federal policies encourage farmers to pull from the aquifer. Within 50 years, the entire aquifer is expected be 70 percent depleted.
November 18, 2020 by Matthew R. Sanderson
The fast food giant becomes latest major brand to embrace alternative meat market with plans to introduce new plant-based burger. This announcement comes as Pizza Hut launches Beyond Meat topping options.
November 16, 2020 by James Murray
You have 30 seconds to urge the President-elect to focus on a particular issue. What would it be?
November 13, 2020 by Jim Giles
A new analysis shows that we need to rethink in the ways we use and abuse nitrogen fertilizers globally.
November 12, 2020 by Cornell Alliance for Science Staff
Each has its own theory of change for full-scale market transformation.
November 9, 2020 by Holly Secon
The asset management giant is prioritizing companies with the highest risks in the palm oil sector, as well as livestock and food staple companies.
November 9, 2020 by Julie Nash
True-cost accounting aims to make visible the full costs of food by identifying, measuring and valuing the positive and negative externalities of food and ag systems
November 6, 2020 by Jean Haggerty
Here's what to look out for when buying soil or forestry carbon credits to decide which is better for your business.
November 4, 2020 by Jesse Klein
The pandemic offers the opportunity to transform into a more resilient, sustainable, healthy and just food system. Here's how we meet this moment.
November 2, 2020 by CJ Clouse
It's a step in the right direction, the metrics the restaurant chain uses to display data could nudge customers into making less sustainable choices.
October 30, 2020 by Jim Giles
Sponsored: The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy set environmental stewardship goals to advance dairy’s role in building a sustainable future.
October 30, 2020 by Marilyn Hershey