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Edible insects could cut harmful emissions

Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests. Replacing half of the meat eaten worldwide with crickets and mealworms would cut farmland use by a third, substantially reducing emissions… read more

Costs and benefits of organic farming:

Yields Benefits: Some studies suggest that the stability of yields might be higher under organic management. Costs: Yields under organic management are on average 19 to 25 per cent lower than under conventional management. Context: Many cereals show higher yield… read more

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for susta..

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental… read more

Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keepi..

Do you live in a city? Do you have a garden? Or a balcony full of plants? Many people do not realize that it is possible to grow food in a city garden or even on a balcony. Urban gardens… read more

Africa’s Great Green Wall could halt youth m..

A project to plant a wall of trees stretching across Africa aims not only to halt desertification, but also to improve food security, create jobs, and offer young people an alternative to migration and extremism, environmental experts said on Thursday.… read more