farming

Monsanto: Farming Has a Critical Role in Fighting Climate Change

An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100…

Surge in Demand for Avocados Fuels Deforestation in Mexico

The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and…

Israel, the Water Superpower

With advances in desalination, irrigation and water recycling, Israel has become the global water superpower.

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.

The Sustainable Business Case for Cannabis Legalization

Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians…

The Shrinking Price-Gap Between Organics and Conventional Food

Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.

The Royal Society Launches GMO Guide for U.K. Consumers

The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the…

Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the…

Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…

Nestlé: If the World Ate Like Americans, It Would Have Run Dry 16 Years Ago

Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead,…

The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain…

Hope for South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers with Nespresso-USAID Partnership

USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee industry. The three organizations will…

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…

Costa Rica’s Pineapple Industry Promises to Become More Responsible

The Costa Rican government says it is now serious about taking on the social and environmental concerns that have swirled around its pineapple…

Breaking Down Barriers for Local Food

With local farmers garnering celebrity status its important to not lose sight of the fact that farming is hard and wrought with challenges.…