Plants

15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.

New Index Helps Countries Boost Food Systems Sustainability

Countries have generally high agrobiodiversity but need to step up to foster sustainability in food and agriculture, a new index from Bioversity International shows.

11 Kitchen Hacks to Cut Down on Food Waste in the Tastiest Way

Use your food to its fullest potential. By using the often-forgotten peels, stems, leaves, and other parts of an ingredient, you can waste less and taste more. Food Tank gives 11 tips for maximizing what you buy at the grocery store.

Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security

Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.

Unique Learning Laboratory is Giving City Kids the Opportunity to Explore Sustainable Agriculture

City Growers is creating unique and forward-thinking programs for youth across New York City to explore agriculture and sustainability.

How a Syrian Genebank Secured Over 100,000 Seeds During Wartime, Maybe Saving The Future of Wheat

ICARDA saved over 100,000 varieties of seeds held in a genebank in Syria. Their work is contributing to the knowledge of the world and paving the way for other genebanks to follow suit.

Eating Organic for One Week Can Reduce Pesticide Levels

Researchers found that eating organic food for one week had significantly reduced levels of toxins within the body, and in turn, reduce the health risks of pesticide exposure.

Dr. Bronner’s Helps Bring Better Opportunities to Farmers in India

A sustainable soap company is paving the way for using sustainable agricultural practices which can be used to build a better food system.

Opinion | 5 Agricultural Practices that can make #EarthDay4Insects

ILM is the process through which community stakeholders come together across sectors and interests to collaboratively plan and design their environment, agreeing on sustainable ways to use land.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.