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For some Italians, the future of work looks like the past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.

Migrant farmworkers whose harvests feed Europe are blocked at borders

Legions of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe who harvest crops from Spain to Sweden can’t get in, forcing a rapid rethink of how to secure food at Europe’s farms.

A growing presence on the farm: Robots

A new generation of autonomous robots is helping plant breeders shape the crops of tomorrow.

Vegetarianism in schools is ‘entirely appropriate’

The NZ Vegetarian Society has responded to claims that a new climate change resource which encourages students to eat less meat and dairy should be removed from schools.

The meat-lover's guide to eating less meat

Reducing your meat and dairy intake can help mitigate climate change. Melissa Clark has ideas for how to do it deliciously.

Here's how we can feed 10 billion people without destroying the environment

Scientists recommend a diet for the world that is not only nutritious, but sustainable.

Urban-farming camps have kids asking, where's the healthy food?

At summer programs in Harlem and the Bronx, children grow crops and talk about the limited sources of good nutrition in their neighborhoods.

If you see this number on fruit's sticker, avoid buying it: here's why

Today, we'll give you insider hacks for how to know more about the produce you're buying. Best of all, it's right there hidden in plain sight.


High CO2 levels reduce the nutritional quality of plants

CO2 is stripping the food we eat of essential proteins and nutrients as well as warming the planet, says the lead author on last year’s IPCC report at TED in Vancouver.

Calls for dedicated 'food production zone' to preserve farming areas in Melbourne's food bowl

Melbourne's surrounding farmlands are at serious risk of disappearing due to housing development unless significant changes are made.

British chips shrink by an inch as climate change slashes potato yields

'Farmers are used to dealing with fluctuations in the weather but if we have two or three extreme years in a row it has the potential to put growers out of business'

Louise Davies: We need early plant-based learning

Ensuring access to plant-based foods in our public institutions could have a long term positive effect on our diets - and the planet too.

Largest-ever USDA grant to grow vegetables with wastewater

Yes, it sounds icky. But it's actually a better way to grow berries and greens in urban areas, and it could be expanded from Atlanta to other cities.

Honeybees are hurting. What else can pollinate our food?

The dominant pollinator is under siege, straining the business of farming. Now growers are turning to alternative species to help their crops.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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