Agriculture

31/08/20
Author: 
Tom Philpott
California Flag - A growing body of research shows there’s a flip side to the megadroughts California farmers face: megafloods. Photo:Flickr/Martin Jambon

August 31st 2020

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

28/08/20
Author: 
Tom Philpott
Selection of packaged meats - Caption: The soil that makes one of the globe’s most important farming regions so productive is vanishing before our eyes.’ Photograph: Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler/ Grid Engine/ CC0

August 28th 2020

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears in the National Observer as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

10/08/20
Author: 
The Leap

I am thrilled to share that today The Leap is launching the next phase of The People’s Bailout: Food. 

20/06/20
Author: 
Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira
Deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Brazil, 2019. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
17 June 2020

The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economy

18/06/20
Author: 
Stan Cox
Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Covid-19 outbreaks are now reaching far beyond the meatpacking industry. Migrant farmworkers in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, long the targets of intense exploitation, are seeing their health put in even greater jeopardy as they’re pushed to feed an increasingly voracious supply chain in pandemic-time.

22/04/20
Author: 
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Spraying against Corona virus
March 30, 2020
 
The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming to comprehend. There are now hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases. Tens of thousands have died. Nations are on lockdown as the disease continues to spread. The planet is in crisis.

How did this happen?

What are the underlying political, economic and environmental structures that paved the way for this global outbreak? Where do pandemics emerge from? Is our capitalist way of life biologically sustainable?

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