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 dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
Study reveals that anthropogenic N2O emissions have leapt by 30% over the past four decades
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment
Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space
Adding super-moisture-absorbent gels to arid soils could liberate farming from expensive irrigation and power systems
At high applications levels, researchers found that biochar can not only soak up a lot of carbon, but also reduce the need for irrigation by almost 40%.
Can farmers get the same food production under solar panels that they currently do growing lettuce for your dinner table the old-fashioned way—directly under the sun? There’s an increasing body of research suggesting that they can.
Margarine has a significantly lower environmental impact than butter in four important areas: global warming potential (i.e., carbon footprint), eutrophication potential, acidification potential, and land impact