Tag: Environment

The World’s Food Systems Are in Crisis, and Big Agribusiness Is at Its Heart

Yves here. The issues of food insecurity and the high cost of resource-depleting Big Ag practices are much more acute in developing countries than the US. This post discusses an important and oft-neglected piece of this puzzle: the role of captured “public finance” entities in promoting pro-corporate agendas. By Lorena Cotza, the communications lead at […]

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Bringing climate reporting to local newsrooms

Last summer, Nora Hertel, a reporter for the St. Cloud Times in central Minnesota, visited a farm just northeast of the Twin Cities run by the Native American-led nonprofit Dream of Wild Health. The farm raises a mix of vegetables and flowering plants, and has a particular focus on cultivating rare heirloom varieties. It’s also […]

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Reducing food waste to increase access to affordable foods

About a third of the world’s food supply never gets eaten. That means the water, labor, energy, and fertilizer that went into growing, processing, and distributing the food is wasted. On the other end of the supply chain are cash-strapped consumers, who have been further distressed in recent years by factors like the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Predator interactions chiefly determine where Prochlorococcus thrive

Prochlorococcus are the smallest and most abundant photosynthesizing organisms on the planet. A single Prochlorococcus cell is dwarfed by a human red blood cell, yet globally the microbes number in the octillions and are responsible for a large fraction of the world’s oxygen production as they turn sunlight into energy. Prochlorococcus can be found in […]

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