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Soil Health 101: Everything You Need to Know

Soil Health 101: Everything You Need to Know

While healthy soil’s role in food and the environment was (and still is) no secret to Indigenous communities, there has been a public rise in conversations about soil health over the last two decades due to its ability to be more sustainable and to help fight climate change.  

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    Can Small-Scale Farming Feed the World and Stop Climate Change?

    Can Small-Scale Farming Feed the World and Stop Climate Change?

    In the 1970s, environmentalists and politicians in the imperial core quivered in their seats over the prospect of a population explosion. Malthusian prophecies of total collapse and Thanos-esque proposals of racial extermination pervaded political thought. For many, it seemed the end of the world was at our doorstep, and one of the main worries was […]

    The Case for Passive Rewilding: ‘If You Love It, Let It Free’

    The Case for Passive Rewilding: ‘If You Love It, Let It Free’

    By Alistair Walsh Henrique Miguel Pereira likes to tell the story of a grandmother in the northern mountains of Portugal who had never in her life seen a wild boar. She had spent her life in the village of Castro Laboreiro, nestled in the remote peaks of what is now Peneda-Geres National Park. It should […]

    More People Are Eating Bugs – But Is It Ethical to Farm Insects for Food?

    More People Are Eating Bugs – But Is It Ethical to Farm Insects for Food?

    By Matan Shelomi What is the life of a cricket worth? Insect farming is a rapidly growing industry, with hundreds of companies worldwide rearing insects at industrial scales. The global value of insect farming is expected to surpass $1.18 billion by 2023. Farmed insects, or “mini-livestock,” refers to insects such as crickets and mealworms raised […]

    Top 5 Meat and Dairy Companies Match Exxon in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Top 5 Meat and Dairy Companies Match Exxon in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The world’s five biggest meat and dairy companies emit the same volume of greenhouse gases as fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil. That’s just one of many shocking figures from the Meat Atlas 2021, a comprehensive look at the meat industry released by European nonprofits the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe and BUND Tuesday. “Europeans today […]

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    By Jessica Corbett Public health experts and labor rights advocates celebrated Wednesday after the Biden administration announced that it “will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers,” following decades of demands for government intervention spurred by safety concerns. The Environmental Protection […]