Industrial Agriculture

Opinion | Why Talk of Regenerative Agriculture Should Include Pesticide Reduction

Soil carbon sequestration is becoming a topic for farmers and politicians alike—but which conversations will distinguish sustainability from trend?

Brazil’s Uncertain Future: President Jair Bolsonaro on Indigenous Rights, Environmental Conservation, and NGOs

Facing policy reforms which encourage deforestation, the people and resources of the Amazon are at serious risk.

Report: Soil Carbon Sequestration Key to Solving Climate Crisis

U.N. Environment Programme report shows that land-use practices that store carbon could be key in the fight against climate change.

Opinion | New Study Shows Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids Build Up in Environment

According to Henderson, neonicotinoids are a downstream, destructive solution to pest problems—to protect healthier crops, farmers should look upstream.

Opinion | Agroecology as Innovation

While financial interests in the current input-intensive systems are responding to growing calls for agroecology with attacks on its efficacy, it is surprising that they are so ill-informed about the scientific innovations agroecology offers to small-scale farmers who are being so poorly served by “green revolution” approaches.

Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

Sounding the Alarm on North Carolina’s Poultry Industry

How poultry waste is the largest and fastest growing source of nutrient pollution in North Carolina, what this means for the environment and communities, and a new study with the Environmental Working Group.

Opinion | The Rise of the Superbugs—and Why Industrial Farming Is to Blame

The power of antibiotics is diminishing. As farmers and agribusiness leaders still rely on antibiotics to keep their livestock healthy, should they be concerned for the future?

Wise: We Won’t Feed the World By Giving Up on Small-Scale Farmers

Timothy A. Wise describes how agribusinesses highjack policy tables, while governments neglect the small-scale farmers with solutions to feed all.

Celebrating A Diversity of Opinions Is Key to Collaboration, Says Erin Fitzgerald

To boost transparency in the agricultural industry, Erin Fitzgerald of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance calls upon people to learn more from farmers and the diversity of ways they tend to their land.