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.
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
A photo essay on the rise of edible packaging
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
Based on a strategy for transporting organs for transplant patients, the method doesn’t ruin food by turning it into solid ice
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
Engineered enzymes could allow plants to tolerate low-oxygen conditions
Their novel method diverts organic waste from landfills, provides useful materials for construction or packaging—and the end product still tastes good.
Should the U.S. cultivate giant offshore fish farms in its piece of the sea or keep taking most of the fish we eat from foreign waters?
A revival of rainwater harvesting is occurring around the world, as desert communities restore traditional systems known as rain gardens, ak-chin agriculture, floodwater farming, gavias, karez, qanats and fogarras.
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world