Large-Scale Farming

Reckless Soy Expansion Engulfs Tropical Savanna

Nearly three million hectares of natural vegetation in the Cerrado have been stripped for soy production since 2000. Beyond disrupting water systems and threatening the soy business, habitat destruction is destroying life in the most biodiverse tropical savanna region in the world.

Reshaping the Global Food System: “It’s About Leading” for Big Food Companies

On Food Talk, Justin Whitmore of Tyson Foods talks about the company’s ambitious goals for a sustainable, making a better food system for both people and the planet.

Rethinking the Meat We Eat: An Excerpt from Nourish Planet

Meat is one of the largest social aggregators in society. From health to the environment to culture and religion, the role that meat should play in daily life is highly debated.

Grabbing Land: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

Land grabbing occurs when private investors, often encouraged by governments, purchase and take over control of farmland. This escalates food price volatility, food insecurity, and poverty, which is most burdensome on rural and developing areas.

PRIME Act Passage Would Help Small Meat Producers Compete, Advocates Say

Many small farmers have to haul their livestock hours away to have them processed. Allowing the sale of meat from smaller, local slaughterhouses could help sustainable farms compete with huge corporations—but is it safe?

Mighty Earth Campaign Takes On Tyson

Mighty Earth Campaign Director, Lucia von Reusner, sat down with Food Tank to discuss one of her latest campaigns to address the environmental impact of Tyson Foods.

Digging Deeper: Annie’s Connects their Products to Healthy Soil

Annie’s unveils new programs in regenerative agriculture for improving soil health, fighting climate change, and connecting customers to the source of their food.

Opinion | Global Agriculture Fund that is Reducing Hunger, Threatened by Trump

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program has a proven track record for reducing poverty in Nepal and other countries where food security is a critical issue. Now, the future of this program is in danger as the Trump administration reconsiders the commitment of the United States to multilateral policies.

New Documentary “Eating Animals” Explores Effects of Factory Farming

“Eating Animals,” a new documentary directed by Christopher Quinn, explores the economic, environmental, and health impacts of factory farming and its far-reaching effects on consumers, small farmers, and animals.

Opinion | The 2018 Farm Bill Battle Lines Have Been Drawn: Here’s What You Can Do

Every four years, a new Farm Bill must be passed by the U.S. Congress. This massive piece of legislation covers many different aspects of food and agriculture in the United States—from nutritional assistance for low-income communities to subsidies for farmers to conservation of natural resources.