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  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, ...

  • Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won’t Curb Climate Change

    Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won’t Curb Climate Change

    WRI – How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future? A new WRI paper finds bioenergy can play a modest role using wastes and other niche fuelstocks, but recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy. ...

  • How to market the future? Break away from your past beliefs

    How to market the future? Break away from your past beliefs

    As the name implies, they’re structures that shelter us from confusion. They give order to our world, eliminate background noise, reassure us that things are as we believe they are. At the same time, they tend to slam the door shut on new ...

  • New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    One of the unwritten rules about family farming is that nothing is wasted. Old equipment is seldom thrown away and anything that can be adapted for another purpose is accordingly reused. Perhaps that is why farmers world-wide have been leaders in ...

  • Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

    Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

    The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of ...

  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million ...

  • Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Projecting the impact of climate change on global food production is no easy task. A warming climate might result in better crop yields in one region, but cause drought and crop failure in another. A new US study, published in the journal ...

  • North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    Village Farms International, Inc., one of the largest producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables in North America, announced today it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire Maxim Power (B.C.), Inc., a wholly owned ...

  • Moving Up the Food Chain

    Moving Up the Food Chain

    For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the ...

  • Nestlé and World Wildlife Fund to promote plant-based plastics

    Nestlé and World Wildlife Fund to promote plant-based plastics

    Nestlé has formed a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven other major brands to lessen the amount of plastic on the planet by encouraging the development of bioplastics, or plastics derived from plants. Consumers searching ...

  • Business and Environmental Leaders agree to fight deforestation

    Business and Environmental Leaders agree to fight deforestation

    A number of groups representing business and environmental groups have released a joint declaration addressing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). The Climate Markets and Investors Association (CMIA), Code REDD, ...

  • Meeting the 2 Degree Global Temperature Goal Can be Done – UNEP

    Meeting the 2 Degree Global Temperature Goal Can be Done – UNEP

    ‘Too Little, Too Late’ could be one way to sum up the key message in the latest United Nations Emissions Gap Report assessing what is needed to keep global temperature rise to below 2°C by 2050. But in fact, the message is far more ...

  • 10 Things to know about food on World Food Day

    10 Things to know about food on World Food Day

    October 16 is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult ...

  • Rising temperature, rising food prices

    Rising temperature, rising food prices

    Agriculture as it exists today developed over 11,000 years of rather remarkable climate stability. It has evolved to maximize production within that climate system. Now, suddenly, the climate is changing. With each passing year, the agricultural ...

  • Global farmed salmon industry launches sustainability initiative

    Global farmed salmon industry launches sustainability initiative

    CEOs of the global farmed salmon industry have launched a major industry-led sustainability initiative. The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) unites 15 global farmed salmon producers committed to greater industry cooperation and transparency, in order ...

  • Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion

    Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion

    Global calorie availability could be increased by as much as 70 per cent - feeding an additional 4 billion people - by shifting cropland use to produce food for humans rather than livestock feed and biofuels, according to new research. Such a shift ...

  • Where have all the flowers gone?

    Where have all the flowers gone?

    Global food production may be approaching another major crisis. Crops around the world are pollinated by honeybees, but bee populations are dying off rapidly due to excessive use of pesticides and other environmental factors. The threat of food ...

  • Water and food security - Increasing water-use efficiency in agriculture

    Water and food security - Increasing water-use efficiency in agriculture

    Water scarcity affects one in three people on Earth, and the problem could increase with population growth and as the impacts of climate change become more widespread. Water is our most abundant natural resource, but without doubt it is the most ...

  • Global CO2 emissions rose to record level in 2011

    Global CO2 emissions rose to record level in 2011

    Global CO2 emissions reached a new record level in 2011. At 34 billion metric tons (2010: about 33.2 bn metric tons), more carbon dioxide from fossil energy carriers was blown into the atmosphere than ever before, according to IWR, a German ...

  • The lights are going out across Europe

    The lights are going out across Europe

    On September 1st, Europeans turned off their incandescent light bulbs for the last time, as the phased ban on their sale was completed. Originally adopted in 2009 with the passage of Directive 244/2009, the European Union (EU) began restricting the ...