India wants to reduce its dependence on other countries for palm oil. But environmentalists are concerned the country's new palm oil goals could threaten wildlife and swaths of forests, as well as tribal land rights.
In an excerpt from his new book, the British farmer explores what he calls "the devastation industrialized agriculture has wrought on our landscapes and foodscapes," and argues that "the global challenge of how we live sustainably on this planet is really a local challenge."
A deadly fungus is spreading through banana plantations, and the cloned bananas we eat are defenseless. In labs around the world, scientists are trying to find ways to genetically alter the fruit to make it resistant.