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Agriculture


Conflict, Climate Change, and Covid-19 Are Aggravating World Hunger

The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises found that 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute hunger in 2020, an increase of 20 million people suffering from severe food insecurity compared with the previous year.

Alison Kentish ·


Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides

"The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said Greenpeace.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


New UN Report Highlights 'Absolutely Critical' Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions

"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'America the Beautiful': Biden Administration Aims to Protect 30% of US Lands and Waters by 2030

"This is a critical opportunity for Americans to come together to build a new, more inclusive model of conservation to save nature, and ultimately ourselves," said one advocate.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Community Food Systems Should Be Part of the New Normal

A local, decentralised food system isn’t just good for consumers—it's got big benefits for farmers and our environment as well.

Christian Jaccarini ·


36 Civil Society Organizations Urge Biden to Reverse Draconian Sanctions Against Cuba

"A policy position guided by human rights needs to address how U.S. sanctions towards Cuba severely limit the rights of Cuban citizens to food security, climate justice and dignity."

Jenna McGuire, staff writer ·


Around the World, Immigrants Are Coming to the Rescue

For countries facing a demographic crisis, immigrants are the answer.

John Feffer ·


New Soil Study Shows Pesticides 'Destroying the Very Foundations of Web of Life'

"These troubling findings add to the urgency of reining in pesticide use to save biodiversity."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


80 Groups Blast US Interference in Mexico's Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn

"We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico's decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Not Wasting Food to Save the World

Cutting food waste in our own homes can have a positive impact on both climate change and world hunger.

Debi Smith ·