Alternative farming models, like wood pasture grazing, would allow the UK government to maintain food production while regenerating ecosystems.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
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If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Fires that burn the forest burn crops and pastures alike. But farmers in the eastern Amazon are left with few good options.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Public money for public goods sounds great, but the reality could look very different.
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
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