Are Industrial Agriculture and Genetic Modification the Answer to Feeding Humanity?

Over the past half century, the world has moved increasingly to industrial agriculture—attempting to maximize efficiency through running massive, often inhumane livestock operations; turning huge swaths of land over to monocrops requiring liberal use of fertilizers, pesticides, and genetic modification; and relying on machinery that consumes fossil fuel and underpaid migrant workers.

Fighting Drought and Flood With Soil Health

The study looked at no-till techniques, cover crops, alternative grazing systems, crop systems integrating livestock grazing, and perennial crops, and provided estimates for what would have happened had those techniques been used during recent floods and droughts in Iowa.

Ruchi Shroff – Voices from Clim’Act Camp

Ruchi Shroff, of Navdanya International, speaks about false solutions to climate change and why the “techno-fixes” proposed by industry, such as biofuels, trade emission market, carbon trading, sustainable intensification, climate smart agriculture, among others, are by no means effective solutions to climate change.

Food and Farming: Two Futures

What we eat, how we grow the food we eat and how we distribute it will determine whether humanity survives or pushes itself and other species to extinction.

How the Food Industry Can Help Reverse Climate Change

As a significant CO2 emitter, the food industry is uniquely positioned to tackle the issue through innovation. Katy Askew looks at how food makers can help mitigate – and even reverse – global warming by using their supply chains to rejuvenate farmlands and forests.

As the Great Plains Disappear, a Path to Better Farming

Destruction of the Eastern portion of the continent’s prairie region — the tallgrass part — was caused by conversion to corn and soybean fields and is nearly complete. Less than 1 percent of the original tallgrass prairie ecosystem survives. Farmer’s like Gabe Brown and showing us a better way to feed the world.