The ocean off Peru boasts the world's richest fishing grounds, but Taurino Querevalu is returning to port empty again after a hunt for Peruvian anchovy, cursing his empty nets and an increasingly stingy sea.
Synthetic fertilizer operations have a huge appetite for fracked natural gas.
In a recent Nation piece, the wonderful Elizabeth Royte teased out the direct links between hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the food supply. In short, extracting natural gas from rock formations by bombarding them with chemical-spiked fluid leaves behind fouled water—and that fouled water can make it into the crops and animals we eat.
Brazil is expected to surpass the United States as the world's biggest soy producer by the end of 2013. Though soy production no longer threatens the Amazon rainforest, environmentalists see cause for concern.
Our supermarket choices are being limited by the fact that just 20 companies produce most of the food eaten by Americans (yes, even organic brands).(Read more...)Categories: Food Crusaders Health Industrial Food Nutrition Political Voice Real Food...
Here's what happens when frogs get directly sprayed with farm pesticides.
... modern industrial agriculture doesn't have much use for them. It leans on chemistry, not biology, to control pests—and in doing so, it's probably contributing to the catastrophic global decline of amphibians, a natural ally to farmers for millennia. The irony is stark: In industrial agriculture's zeal to wipe out pests, it is helping to wipe out those pests' natural predators. The latest evidence: a new study showing that exposure to common pesticides at levels used in farm fields can kill frogs rapidly.
Number of tags for Grise Fiord hunters to rise to 50 from 20A new narwhal management plan for Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut has the approval of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. .
Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods...
After more than two decades of trying to give the wood bison a renewed foothold in the Last Frontier, the day when a herd of the one-ton beasts roams Interior Alaska is quickly approaching. On Thursday, the U.S.
Nobel laureate Joseph E Stiglitz is impressed by the organic farming practices in Bihar's Nalanda district, terming its practitioners "better than scientists" and calling for their experiences to be researched so that these can be replicated...