Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: agriculture

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for...

With concerted efforts and investments, they could be expanded to achieve a pace and scale that will help address climate change.

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system...

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."

64% of world’s farmland at risk from pesticide pollution, study finds

"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."

Overhaul the USDA

For decades, the agriculture department has been indifferent to struggling rural communities. That has to change.

Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat...

With swift, ambitious and coordinated action, we can indeed provide a healthy and secure diet for the world’s population without further major loss of habitats.

The federal government shouldn’t be trying to salvage our broken food...

Congress is considering an allocation for the mass killing of farmed animals.

‘Anything but secure’: advocates decry USDA rule allowing Big Ag to...

"Consumers have a right to know how gene editing is being used to produce the foods they buy in the market."

Why farmers are dumping milk down the drain and letting produce...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to begin purchasing US$3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat to support farmers and eventually distribute it to food pantries and other organizations feeding Americans in need.

With nation distracted by public health and economic crises, Trump moves...

"It's a no-brainer that this kind of pesticide-intensive agriculture shouldn't be allowed on public lands that are critical to wildlife conservation and preservation of the unique ecosystems of the southeastern U.S."

How to solve the big problems that small family farms are...

Direct sales and the organic label are not enough to keep family-scale farms viable.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”