The fact that agriculture is dependent on fossil fuels is a big problem given we may run out of oil some day. Is renewable energy the answer?
Small Hacks for Farmers to Instill More Eco-Friendly Practices Farmers Have The Power To Heal the Planet
Hacks for Farmers: Farmers have the power to heal the planet, if they can commit to maintaining soil health, sustainably managing pests, encouraging biodiversity and using water wisely.
Could Sustainable Aquaculture Be The Answer To The World’s Growing Hunger Epidemic? Eco-Friendly Fish Farming Full of Potential, Fraught With Risk
Even though sustainable aquaculture is a great idea, it doesn’t come with its risks — and farmers of marine life have to be careful tending to their precious flocks…
Farms and farmers across the U.S. are adopting climate-friendly practices to improve soil quality and save water as global warming kicks in…
You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants’ health.
What advantages do vertical farms have over traditional gardens and farms? Agricultural may finally be growing up
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? — William Persson, Glendale, OH It’s difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, but researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]
Submersible fish pens and new developments in fish food are finally making sustainable aquaculture possible — and may solve multiple environmental problems.
Shrimp Farming in Thailand and Elsewhere Has Led to Wholesale Destruction of the World’s Mangrove Forests