Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.
Allan Savory points to the carbon sequestration benefits of grazing cattle on grasslands as an environmental justification for raising livestock…
Farms and farmers across the U.S. are adopting climate-friendly practices to improve soil quality and save water as global warming kicks in…
You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants’ health.
Many environmentalists still question whether all the genetically modified organisms in our food supply is good for us or the environment…
Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight? —Maise Alexander, New Hope, PA Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contain three key components: the […]
Dear EarthTalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement […]
Knutur Rafn Armann, Managing Director and owner of the Fridheimer Greenhouse, which provides 18 percent of the local tomatoes in Iceland. EarthTalk: Hi, I’ve just been eating your tomato soup, which is the most delicious I’ve ever had, and I just want to ask you, because one doesn’t think of tomatoes and Iceland together. So why tomatoes […]
That in the future plants will be able to “talk” to us, broadcasting their water state or signaling s.o.s. in the presence of “unwelcome” parasitic guests is not an extract from a futuristic science fiction novel nor does it border on the insane. The fundamental notion that plants are inherently inexpensive, sustainable sensors for monitoring […]