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 carefully phasing in field-ready innovations, such as nitrogen-efficient crops and low-emissions tractors, could significantly cut the emissions from conventional row-crop agriculture
Improved technology could give fish farms a sustainable foothold far from the ocean
Crop residue left on the ground locked up carbon in the soil four times longer than if they were cleared away
Decellularized spinach leaves are also a greener alternative to many current scaffolds for cultured beef
Study reveals that anthropogenic N2O emissions have leapt by 30% over the past four decades
Adding super-moisture-absorbent gels to arid soils could liberate farming from expensive irrigation and power systems
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.
A study found that a new algae-based fish feed formula not only cuts aquaculture’s environmental footprint, but also produces larger, healthier fish
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
Researchers investigate pathways by which biofuels could provide a third of the world's green energy needs