Meet the Gleaners—Fighting Hunger and Climate Change at the Same Time
If global food waste were a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas polluter in the world, behind only China and the US. A growing number of individuals, nonprofits, and religious organizations have set out to stop this waste. They are gleaners, repurposing the unwanted food to feed hungry people, and fighting climate change at the same time.
Could Insects Feed the Hungry World of Tomorrow?
More of the world is clamoring for protein, but resources are coming under increasing strain to farm enough to feed everyone who wants to eat it. The answer might be wriggling around our feet: insects. They could be particularly useful for developing countries, but richer countries could also benefit from this alternative protein source.
What's the Next Quinoa? Farmers, Foodies Revive Heritage Grains
As the global population grows, climate change eats at farm yields, and food becomes more processed and less nutritious. Sustainable agriculture advocates are increasingly turning to grains that have been the basis of subsistence farmers' diets in Africa, South Asia, and Central and South America since the time of earliest agriculture.
Six Innovations Revolutionizing Farming
In the last half century agricultural production has tripled with innovations in farming technology. What innovations are making the difference? To name a few, dairy hubs that link smallholder farmers to dairy processors, mobile apps like VetAfrica and Farming Instructor, and new farm management software that calculates food rations and milking systems.