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Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of water for cattle and crops to potential threats that could be inflicted on popular recreation areas. Could there be a solution?
Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades, according to a recent study.
A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest “dead zone” ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial to the success of the company’s products such as yogurt.
Albert Straus, often heralded as a first mover in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, has revealed what he says is the world's first first full-scale electric truck - powered by cow manure.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico introduced a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide some research says has links to learning disabilities as well as severe health problems. NGOs including the NRDC is supporting such a ban.
The Forestiere Underground Gardens, now owned and managed by its builder’s descendants, is an oasis of calm in west Fresno. It's a fascinating and beautiful love story, and also offers lessons in resilience.
A United Kingdom study recently concluded that biofuels can have a critical role to play in the mitigation of future climate change risks, but not if they are derived from food crops.
MillerCoors, the second largest brewer in the U.S., recently announced it conserved at least 15 billion gallons of water across its entire value chain last year largely due to improvements across its supply chain.
Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both small farmers and businesses.
A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil's palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.
Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit this week.