Brazil’s landless workers persist through agroecology

The rural movement, up against great odds, has become a global model for greater land access and agrarian reform.
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The People’s Agroecology Process brings a global lens to US food justice

Farmers from across the Americas are working together to envision a new food system based on food sovereignty and political justice.

Perennial vegetables are a solution in the fight against hunger and climate change

A new study shows the nutrition and environmental benefits of more than 600 perennial species—from artichokes to chaya—which address climate mitigation, biodiversity, and nutrition.

US groups invest billions in industrial ag in Africa. Experts say it's not ending hunger or helping farmers

Two new reports shed light on how billions of dollars from public institutions and the Gates Foundation continue to flow to “Green Revolution” strategies despite claims of their failure.

Could a Detroit experiment unleash the power of urban soil?

A multi-year study underway aims to build healthy urban soil quickly at minimum cost, yielding local, fresh food and climate mitigation as a bonus.

From the lab to the field, agriculture seeks to adapt to a warming world

Researchers and innovators are looking at more resilient crops and farm animals — from heat-resistant wheat, to drought-resistant rice, to Naked Neck chickens that stay cooler.


Daniel Henryk Rasolt: Scientists must learn how to interact with Indigenous people

Amazing opportunity for progress lies at the intersection of complex systems science and traditional worldviews. Can we find the humility to embrace it?

Can cover crops save Florida's citrus?

Citrus greening has devastated the Sunshine State’s orange industry. Researchers and pioneering farmers see cover crops as a road to recovery.

Planting native prairie could be a secret weapon for farmers

When farmer Gary Guthrie describes recent changes to his farm, his eyes light up. After adding native prairie to his central Iowa operation, he remembers hearing the hum of pollinators flocking to the property. “Oh, my goodness, it was stunning, the level of buzzing,” Guthrie said. “That moment was sort of an awakening for me.” …

Reforesting a village in Indonesia, one batch of gourmet beans at a time

The local economy in Cibulao has now changed almost beyond recognition. In 2016, coffee from the village won the Indonesian Specialty Coffee Contest.

Planting native prairie could be a secret weapon for farmers

In Iowa, researchers and farmers are discovering that planting strips of native prairie amidst farmland benefits soil, water, biodiversity, and more.

Permaculture is helping wildfire survivors recover

Survivors of California’s Camp Fire are working together to heal the land and each other after the deadly wildfire.

Meet the farmers reclaiming Puerto Rico’s agricultural history

Residents in a rural Puerto Rican community are reviving a historic botanical garden to serve as an example of local and sustainable farming.

How a sustainable food system is built

So when we first undertake an agroecological approach to farming, we are literally building a sustainable food system from the ground up.
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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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