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 build an algorithm to sift through thousands of multi-ingredient foods and decipher the footprint of each one—which could help provide sustainability guidance where it’s been sorely lacking before.
Researchers working in Bangladesh show how this ancient form of food production increases farmers’ incomes and food security
Under a full electrification scenario in the US, 4.4 million hectares of land could be saved (mostly in Brazil, China and India), and the CO2 emissions of all gas cars in the US could be halved.
US citizens are eating less animal-based products—and that's driven a 35% decrease in dietary carbon emissions over 15 years.
Answer: it could lock away enough carbon to help them meet their emissions targets by century-end.
New breeds of poplar trees could produce enough fiber to replace a large share of cotton farming in Europe — freeing up that land for other uses.
A drastic revolution in the way we eat and farm could limit habitat lost to agriculture to a mere 1%
Alternatively, researchers found, if we don’t change our food systems, habitat losses will affect tens of thousands of species by 2050
Their new discovery not only keeps damage-prone fruit out of the landfills, it also requires less energy-guzzling infrastructure for storage and cooling
What if the world phased out meat consumption over 15 years? The numbers are stunning—and instructive.
Such a bold transition would cut anthropogenic emissions by 68% by century-end, and get us more than halfway to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Drawing on a vast dataset called OpenSecrets, researchers found that the amount that companies spent on lobbying against climate action
generally tracked with the intensity of their emissions