Recent Stories

World Hunger Is Increasing Thanks to Wars and Climate Change

Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years. A recent UN report shows that, after years of decline, hunger is on the rise again.

An Epic Success Story

Ever since Epic was purchased by packaged food titan General Mills in January 2016, Forrest and Collins put themselves in the position of thought leaders hell-bent on altering the prevailing relationship between farm animals and grazing lands.

Insectageddon: Farming Is More Catastrophic Than Climate Breakdown

A study published this week in the journal Plos One reveals that flying insects surveyed on nature reserves in Germany have declined by 76% in 27 years. The most likely cause of this Insectageddon is that the land surrounding those reserves has become hostile to them: the volume of pesticides and the destruction of habitat have turned farmland into a wildlife desert.

Less and Better Meat is Key for a Healthier Planet

Is grass-fed beef good or bad for the climate? That’s the question examined in a major report released this week by the University of Oxford’s Food Climate Research Network (FCRN). While “Grazed and Confused” intended to reduce confusion about the climate merits of pasture-based meat, the report’s narrow focus on the net climate impacts of grass-fed meat has instead muddied the waters.

Monsanto in Trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year. Plus more and more weeds are resistant to the pesticide.