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We share links to relevant articles on our Environmental Progress News on a daily basis. Article links are archived here.

September 21, 2017

Meet the Aussie Bringing Trees Back From The Dead

From News.com.au

Exciting article about Farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR). a low-cost, sustainable land restoration technique used to combat poverty and hunger amongst poor subsistence farmers in developing countries by increasing food and timber production, and resilience to climate extremes.

Read Amy Marnie’s full story.

September 20, 2017

It’s time to change how we think about food

From Rabble.ca

Author Penney Kome discusses the increasing challenges of world hunger and what she is doing about it in her own life. Read her article for the full story.

September 19, 2017

New horizons for youth and agriculture

From the Daily Maverick

With new reports coming out everyday about the increase in world hunger farming has become even more important. How do we draw young people into farming?

Buti Manamela has a few ideas. Read the full story.

September 18, 2017

The eco guide to ancient grains

Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

From The Guardian

Selective breeding gives the highest yield, but potentially at a price. It’s time to go back to our roots

Read Lucy Siegle’s article to get the full story.

September 17, 2017

Conflicts and Climate Change Fueling Rise in World Hunger

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From Common Dreams

Armed conflicts and climate change are key factors being blamed for a rise in worldwide hunger—the first in over a decade, according to a new United Nations report. What is the relationship between the two? Read Julia Conley’s report to understand the impacts. People, we need to get it together.

September 16, 2017

A New Food Label Is Coming Soon and It Goes ‘Beyond Organic’

From Eco Watch

The Regenerative Organic Certificate Goals:
*Increase soil organic matter over time, and sequester carbon in the soil
*Improve animal welfare
*Provide economic stability and fairness for farmers, ranchers, and workers
*Create resilient regional ecosystems and communities

Read more about Rodale’s encompassing new standards: full story.

September 15, 2017

Third of Earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture

Photograph: Carey Marks/Plymouth University

From The Guardian

“A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from destructively intensive agriculture.”

Read Jonathan Watts’s article for the full story.

September 14, 2017

The great nutrient collapse

Geoff Johnson for POLITICO

From The Agenda

Fascinating article about the impact rising CO2 levels have on the nutritional value of the food we eat.

Read Helena Bottemiller Evich’s full story.

September 13, 2017

Right Under Your Feet

From the Climate Reality Project

Climate Reality Project has released a new ebook “Soil Health and Climate Crisis”. Download your free copy today and share.

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September 12, 2017

Africa’s ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

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From “The Conversation”

“Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial. A difficult question to a lofty ideal. Making leaders accountable for national endeavours affecting the environment is a good start.”

Read Willem Daniel Lubbe’s full story.

September 11, 2017

If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?

From Popular Science

This question has come up before. What is the answer, do you know? Do you have any idea how much your dietary choices impact our environment?

Sara Kiley Watson lays it all out in her article, read the full story.

September 10, 2017

Changing landscapes: From forests to food

CIFOR Photo/Margaret MacDonald

From Center for International Forestry Research

Challenging conventional wisdom on agricultural expansion

Read Suzanna Dayne’s interesting article for the full story.

September 9, 2017

How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis


From Yes! Magazine

There is little question that climate change will impact our future food production. Raj Patel and Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz have come up with 13 suggestions to help feed the world with a just and sustainable food system. Full story.

September 8, 2017

Food Waste

Preview for a movie to be released in October. Take a look.

September 7, 2017

Never Too Young

From EMTV Online

A new project called Agrikids is reaching out to kids and teaching them the importance of composting and organic farming techniques to demonstrate how to increase soil fertility for higher crop yields.

Helen Sea covers the story in her article Agri-Kids Program Promoting Food Security within Communities.

September 6, 2017

Climate change will have a continued impact on farming

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

From Bloomberg

The climate factor may already be helping Russia grab new export markets in Asia as U.S., Canadian and Australian rivals suffer from droughts.

Climate change means Russian farms can expand northward, to lands that were never used to grow grain.

Read Leonid Bershidsky’s article Russia Is an Emerging Superpower in Global Food Supply for the full story.

September 5, 2017

Flooding around the globe

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From The New York Times

This past week has been disastrous not only in Texas where flooding has been unprecedented, but also on the other side of the world where India, Bangladesh, and Nepal are suffering from ongoing monsoon flooding.

How much of this is attributable to climate change, and what do the scientists have to say?

Read Katherine Mach and Miyuki Hino’s article What Climate Scientists Want You to See in the Floodwaters.

September 4, 2017

Eco-Friendly, Low-Cost Farming the Way to Go for Sustainable Food Security

Reuters

From The Wire

With climate change threatening small farmer livelihoods, it is encouraging to read stories like this one about how the farmers are turning to organic, sustainable farming, with great success!

Read Bharat Dogra’s full story.

September 3, 2017

A Veggie Burger Could Be The Solution To Asia’s Food Security Dilemma

From Forbes

Why are major investors looking towards veggie burgers to help reduce climate change? Maybe because production of Impossible burger patties require 95% less land, a quarter of the water, and produces only an eighth of the greenhouse gases compared to regular beef patties.

Read Pamela Ambler’s full story.

September 2, 2017

Putting orange peel waste to practical use

From Upworthy

Since we are focused on food waste this month, I found this article to be very appropriate. It is a great example of how disposing of food waste, in this case orange peels from a juicing factory, can have a tremendous benefit to help slow down climate change.

Read Eric March’s “A juice company dumped orange peels in a national park. Here’s what it looks like now.full story.

September 1, 2017

Millets aren’t just healthy, they could also hold the answer to food security challenges

From the University of Cambridge

Archaeologists say millets – largely used as birdseed in the West – are resilient crops and could help feed the world’s population.

As climate change looms and threatens our food source experts are looking for solutions. Can millets be one of them?

Read the full story.