Jason explores why food production is the most important conservation issue in the 21st century, where we stand today and with ‘business as usual’ projections for 2050, and what the nine food wedges are that would allow us to produce enough food for all, but still have a planet.
There is no silver [...]
The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet. We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it’s not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow [...]
This World Water Day, 22 March 2012, we look at Bolivia’s glaciers, which are melting at an alarming rate. Farming communities on the slopes beneath the Illimani glacier in La Paz have land to farm, but not enough water to grow the crops they need to feed and sustain their families. Organizations like [...]
Adam Berman, director of Urban Adamah, talks about the program’s mission and connection with the community. Located in Berkeley, California, Urban Adamah runs a full time organic farm, summer camp day school programs, and a residential fellowship program for young adults.
For decades, religious organizations such as the National Council of Churches, the Catholic bishops, and others have been working with labor organizers to try to improve conditions for farm workers, and there’s been some success, most recently in the tomato fields of south Florida, where immigrants harvest nearly all the winter tomatoes this [...]
A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water – combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food – where does it all go? And what does it do to us? Filmed in Italy, India, Sweden, the [...]
Concerns about food security are growing as the global population climbs to a projected peak of 9 billion by 2050. This audio slide show introduces Science’s 12 February 2010 special issue and the challenges of addressing food security, particularly in the developing world.
A Khmer-run grassroots NGO farm in rural Beng Mealea, Cambodia, Harmony Farm is a permaculture farm promoting sustainability and self-sufficiency in this small community.
Feast or famine? This video discusses the link between the age-old practice of farmer tilling his field and the food shortage in Africa. Leading to chronic famine, irresponsible farmers are tilling in underdeveloped countries.
In the Plate to Planet series, Danielle Nierenberg discusses the environmental impacts of factory farming.
Scientists are studying the stress limits of plants as climate change is changing the stability of photosynthesis in particular. A decreased amount of grain crops, which provide a significant amount of the world’s food supply, means dire consequences for world hunger.
From the Alliance of Religions and Conservation: farmer explains how farming is close to God, and “real nature, raw nature.” He also discusses sustainability, ethics of farming, and appeals to farming traditions of more work on the land rather than less.
Environmental Working Group reveals the dangerous outcomes of irresponsible farming and federal subsidies’ pressure on conservation farmers to focus more on production of corn and soybeans than on conserving the land.