The industrial livestock industry is a major contributor to forest loss and climate change. A reduction in meat consumption by rich countries and a global transition to agroecology, agroforestry, and extensive traditional pastoralist practices are needed.
While Bt cotton cultivation may have educed the quantity of highly toxic pesticides used in India, the continued use of pesticides on Bt cotton farms still poses significant health risks to farm workers.
A review of the health impacts of GE stacked soybean MON87701◊ MON89788 and EFSA's approval of it for food and feed in the EU highlights potential risks which were overlooked in the assessment process.
This paper outlines the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger in the context of other related mega-mergers in the seed and agro-chemicals sectors, and the problems for the food system in South Africa, particularly for smallholder farmers and ag-biodiversity.
A study has examined the potential intended and unintended impacts of the mass release of GM insects on organic farmers, finding that this is likely to impose uncertainty on individual farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole.
Industrial agriculture is vulnerable and unsustainable, and only a wholesale shift to diversified agroecological systems can bring food security, environmental and livelihood resilience, nutritional adequacy and social equity.
His first days in office indicate that President Trump intends to implement what he promised, with serious consequences for the future of the UN, trade, the environment and international cooperation, and developing countries will be most affected.