A blanket carbon tax could heighten food insecurity

A blanket carbon tax could heighten food insecurity

Climate change is predicted to have an enormous impact on crop production and global food security in decades to come. Now a new Nature Climate Change study shows that some mitigation measures that are designed to reduce the emissions impact of climate change will...
We can feed the world—if we reclaim our crops from livestock

We can feed the world—if we reclaim our crops from livestock

By 2050 we’ll have had to dramatically ramp up global food production to feed our planet. Or will we? A new study published in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene turns that idea on its head, finding that actually, we already grow enough food to feed the 9.7 billion...
What if plants could make their own fertilizer—from the air?

What if plants could make their own fertilizer—from the air?

Applying vast quantities of fertilizer to cropland is a major culprit behind the fact that agriculture now contributes one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. But, what if we could bypass this problem in its entirety by engineering plants that...