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26 Children’s Books to Nourish Growing Minds

26 Children’s Books to Nourish Growing Minds

By Amanda Fong Food Tank is highlighting 26 books that help show young people that food can be a universal language. These stories illuminate the ways that food is used to show love, bring together communities, pass on traditions, and teach lessons. And their authors show that no matter a person’s background and culture, nutritious […]

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    50,000 Farmed Salmon Escape Into the Tasmanian Ecosystem

    50,000 Farmed Salmon Escape Into the Tasmanian Ecosystem

    Around 50,000 farmed salmon swam free on Monday after a fire melted part of their enclosure off the coast of Tasmania. The salmon’s escape has prompted concerns from local environmentalists, who are worried about the impact of the farmed fish on native wildlife and ecosystems. While the farm’s owners insist that impact will be minimal […]

    How Can the Biden Administration Fix America’s Broken Food System?

    How Can the Biden Administration Fix America’s Broken Food System?

    By Scott Faber The staggering number of food and farm workers who have died from Covid-19 has laid bare the Trump administration’s disastrous policies on food and farm issues. President Trump’s failure to provide these workers with protections from the coronavirus was the latest bad decision that made our food and the people who produce […]

    Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to Do So

    Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to Do So

    By Matthew R Sanderson, Burke Griggs and Jacob A. Miller A slow-moving crisis threatens the U.S. Central Plains, which grow a quarter of the nation’s crops. Underground, the region’s lifeblood – water – is disappearing, placing one of the world’s major food-producing regions at risk. The Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer is one of the world’s largest […]

    Denmark To Kill up To 17 Million Farmed Mink To Stop Coronavirus Mutation

    Denmark To Kill up To 17 Million Farmed Mink To Stop Coronavirus Mutation

    Denmark will kill all of its up to 17 million farmed mink after a mutation of the new coronavirus spread from the animals back to humans, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced Wednesday. The decision came after authorities found strains in both humans and mink that were less susceptible to antibodies, fueling concern that the new […]

    First-Ever ‘Murder Hornet’ Nest Found ​in U.S. and Destroyed

    First-Ever ‘Murder Hornet’ Nest Found ​in U.S. and Destroyed

    The first U.S. “murder hornet” nest has been discovered and eliminated. “Murder hornets,” or Asian giant hornets as they are officially called, first emerged as a concern after four sightings of the bee-slaughtering insects were verified in Washington State in December 2019. Since then, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has been working to […]

    Study: Amazon Droughts Can Be Predicted in Advance

    Study: Amazon Droughts Can Be Predicted in Advance

    By Jennifer Ann Thomas For the first time, researchers have developed a model capable of anticipating drought periods in the Amazon up to 18 months in advance. The study was conducted by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), in Germany, as part of the Tipping Points in the Earth System (TiPES) […]

    ‘Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution’: New Paper Outlines Vision for Climate Action

    ‘Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution’: New Paper Outlines Vision for Climate Action

    By Andrea Germanos A white paper out Friday declares that “there is hope right beneath our feet” to address the climate crisis as it touts regenerative agriculture as a “win-win-win” solution to tackling runaway carbon emissions. “Humans broke the planet with grave agricultural malpractice,” Tom Newmark, chairman of The Carbon Underground and a contributor to […]