Mark Skidmore talks about how the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.
With concerted efforts and investments, they could be expanded to achieve a pace and scale that will help address climate change.
"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."
"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."
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.
Congress is considering an allocation for the mass killing of farmed animals.
"Consumers have a right to know how gene editing is being used to produce the foods they buy in the market."
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.
"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."