Prince Charles says cheap food and industrial farming are ruining the planet

His entry into a political conversation marks him as a potentially different sort of monarch than Queen Elizabeth II.
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How an Argentine city turned its urban spaces into farms and markets

Argentina’s third-biggest city has been recognized by the World Resources Institute for its sustainable and inclusive approach to urban farming.

Why African farmers journeyed to the U.S. with an urgent climate change message

In the new documentary ‘The Ants & the Grasshopper,’ a pair of activists seek out frank conversations with Americans about climate disparity.

Caitlin Hachmyer: Farming through the climate emergency

'For those of us who tend the land, grow food, and steward ecosystems, climate change is playing out every day, every season, and in every extreme weather event.'

Is agroecology being co-opted by Big Ag?

As climate-smart farming initiatives scale up, experts decry ‘junk agroecology’—global initiatives they say are cherry-picking sustainable practices, while denying political realities.

Podcast: Can agroecology feed the world?

We're joined on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast by food systems expert and author Anna Lappé, who tells us how important the growing adoption of agroecological practices around the globe is to the future of life on Earth.

Agroforestry and land reform give Brazil cacao farmers sweet taste of success

The agroecological system known as cabruca, in which farmers plant cacao trees and other crops without clearing native forest.


UK's beef herds could be key to sustainable farming, says report

Cattle can fertilise land but consumption of other meat, milk and eggs must fall by 50%.

Europe’s green ambitions run into an old foe: Farmers

The farm industry lobby and leading agri powerhouses like Italy are thwarting the EU’s promises of a Green Deal.

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.

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.
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