Food & Agriculture Stories
How do we feed a growing and more affluent population without the environmental collateral damage? The Anthropocene’s coverage of food and agriculture digs deep into innovations in farming, aquaculture, filling the global protein gap, reducing the carbon footprint of supply chains, and more.
Researchers find that emissions resulting from transport, energy use, and food waste have increased swiftly over the last 40 years - and are almost equivalent to the emissions from farming, itself
In a surprising discovery, researchers found that shoppers were more likely to buy wonky produce labeled as 'ugly' than wonky produce left unlabeled or called ‘imperfect’
As consumers, we should worry less about the Styrofoam and plastic wrap encasing the ground beef—and take a pass on the shrink-wrapped broccoli.
Crop residue left on the ground locked up carbon in the soil four times longer than if they were cleared away
The lowest-impact label went to farmed bivalves and seaweeds; but there were also some surprises—e.g., wild and farmed salmon have the same footprint
The team found that landscapes with increased diversity produced ~17 to 18 bushels more per acre, of corn and wheat
One of the most comprehensive studies on ecological intensification reveals nature-based farming methods can supplement a large share of synthetic fertilizer to achieve high yields.
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
Vanilla farms help boost the number of species found on land previously cleared for agriculture in Madagascar, scientists find.
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions