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.
In a ground-breaking study, scientists reveal how the combined power of biodiversity—in this case, pest control and pollination services—is greater than individual ecological services.
Replacing wild-caught fish with lab-grown seafood is more complex than it may at first appear
A photo essay on the rise of edible packaging
A study finds that crops occur in every category of protected habitat on the planet, making up 6% of all conserved land
An extensive new study tested a different nudges and found a few simple, cheap ones that reduced a meal's carbon footprint by up to 76%.
Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment
In a new study, 70% of children said pigs and cows weren’t acceptable as food. This, the researchers say, represents an opportunity to establish lifelong habits that mitigate climate change.
Researchers investigate pathways by which biofuels could provide a third of the world's green energy needs
The team found that landscapes with increased diversity produced ~17 to 18 bushels more per acre, of corn and wheat
In rich countries, a sustainable diet is cheaper than a conventional one. The opposite is true in poorer nations.
Researchers compared the the cost of eating four sustainable diets—flexitarian, pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan—across 150 countries.