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The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has deemed titanium dioxide, a widely used food additive, to be unsafe in its latest study, contradicting an earlier conclusion and paving the way for an EU-wide ban after a decade of debate.

Let's lend our ears to Abbey Smith, network coordinator at the Savory Network, and Jesse McDougall, co-owner of Studio Hill Farm, as they take us into the world of regenerative agriculture.

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About a fifth of vegetable gardens across Australia are likely to produce foods with dangerous lead levels, according to new research.

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

To make transporting pasta a little more efficient, it doesn’t need to become a fusilli or a penne until it hits the water.
Industrial farming drained wealth from rural America. In his new book, Meter says community food systems can repair the damage.

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

Just as in saltwater, dissected museum specimens reveal particles of plastic have been increasing in the ecosystem since the 1950s.
Nearly 80 wells in Fairfield, Benton and Unity Township have tested for high levels of "forever chemicals."

Across the world, people are having to rethink the way they grow food in the face of the impacts of climate change and industrial agriculture.

Impossible Food is partnering with school districts nationwide to bring school cafeterias plant-based meats, hoping to raise climate change awareness in young Americans.

Researchers across the country, including at the University of California Berkeley's Cannabis Research Center, are interested in examining how cannabis cultivation impacts the land and environment.

The tiny creatures are the 'unsung heroes' that keep soils healthy and underpin all life on land.

The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the planet at the same time.

The pandemic has contributed to soaring hunger and acute declines in maternal health care that threaten tens of millions of people, the United Nations said Wednesday, underscoring the disproportionate spillover effects on the world's poor.

A Climate Council report says unflued gas heaters should be removed from schools and warns that for kids with asthma, gas cooking at home is akin to passive smoking.
Some rural California communities have waited nearly a decade for state regulators to repair their tainted drinking-water systems.

This year's farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.

A Republican-backed bill to prohibit all future offshore wind development in the state faces an uphill battle, with Democrats in control.
The restrictions apply to four main areas: fire-extinguishing foam, food packaging, rugs and carpets, and ski wax.
White abalone - whose flesh is a delicacy and polished shell is prized as mother of pearl - are threatened with extinction. But scientists are looking to turn the tide for these unique sea snails by playing Cupid.

A familiar scene has returned to California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow.

The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according to a report published Wednesday.

Scientists are rushing to study the tiny plastic specks that are in marine animals — and in us.
A huge organic farm that's backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it's doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.
For all the natural beauty surrounding the majority minority town of Brunswick and the wealthier white Golden Isles across the causeway, few locals are aware of the myriad environmental dangers surrounding them.
Boulder-based Cloud Agronomics offers hyperspectral imaging to provide more accurate measurements of carbon in soil.
A recent opinion article called for massive government investment in plant-based and cellular meats. Here's a smarter approach to reducing meat's impacts.
The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

A pilot project to incentivize landowners to rewild their properties and take up alternative livelihoods shows that landowners could earn 50 times more per hectare cultivating guanabana, a local fruit, than raising cattle.

Over half a billion people depend on coral reefs for food, income, and protection, but climate change and pollution threaten to decimate coral populations.

Plants have their cycles, too—and knowing them could bring down how much water, fertilizer, and herbicide we use.

A new study by two California researchers finds the sardine fishery in the Gulf of California is under stress from hyper-efficient commercial fishing fleets.

America's consumption of red meat has only increased during the pandemic, but problems cited by climate change experts say this trend needs to be addressed.

Scores of Tyson chicken farms have sprung up in west Tennessee in the past three years, as GOP lawmakers stripped environmental oversight.