Agriculture is one fundamental industry on which a properly implemented Green New Deal would make a dramatic effect. In three major areas of environment does modern industrial agriculture far badly: greenhouse gas (particularly methane) emission, wastewater treatment and, in the cases of fast-food restaurant chains and meat importation, deforestation.
Trump administration officials are expected to say this week whether the monarch butterfly, a colorful and familiar backyard visitor now caught in a global extinction crisis, should receive federal designationSource: abcnews.go.com
GENEVA -- Nestle, the world's biggest food company, said Thursday that it will spend 3.2 billion Swiss francs ($3.6 billion) over five years to improve its climate footprintSource: abcnews.go.com
GENEVA (AP) — Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, said Thursday that it will spend 3.2 billion Swiss francs ($3Source: mymotherlode.com
CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Beer made from rice grown with less water, rye planted in the off-season and the sale of carbon credits to tech firms are just aSource: capebretonpost.com
The National Party is in denial about the connection between fossil fuels and the catastrophic fires that devastated country electorates last summerSource: greenleft.org.au
Thursday, 26 November: Greenpeace is today celebrating another win for people power after the new Government announced an impending climate emergency declaration, but says the declaration is empty words unlessSource: scoop.co.nz
Fonterra’s sale of its half share in a palm kernel expeller business to its partner, palm giant Wilmar International, highlights a concerning relationship, says GreenpeaceSource: scoop.co.nz
Environment and social justice groups are blockading Ravensdown and Ballance fertiliser depots nationwide, demanding an end to the importing of ‘blood phosphate’ from the occupied Western Sahara region and anSource: scoop.co.nz
Canadian agribusinesses are asking for a standardized scale to measure their environmental impacts — a request some advocates worry is little more than smoke and mirrorsSource: nationalobserver.com
When you think about projects combatting the climate crisis, extreme off-road motor racing isn’t exactly the first idea which springs to mindSource: euronews.com
Fall is the time to plan next year’s garden, do some lawn care and plant some bulbsSource: thebargainhunter.com
Kiss the Ground is a film about regenerative agriculture – agriculture that repairs the soil and improves it, sequestering carbon and creating resilienceSource: greenleft.org.au
The population of the world is rising and with it the amount of food needed to feed the worldSource: csceagle.com
The prognosis for biodiversity on Earth is grimSource: theguardian.com
This morning New Zealanders are waking up to a fresh Government - one that has no good reason to put off action on nature and climateSource: scoop.co.nz
By now we’re well aware of the effects of carbon dioxide — produced by cars, trucks and factories — and methane — much of which comes from cows in the beef andSource: globalnews.ca
A block of New Zealand butter selling for about $10 in the United States shows that there is demand for products farmed more responsibly, says chairman and founder of SouthernSource: stuff.co.nz
The Greens’ new farming policy is “a huge step forward” in agricultural policy, says one regenerative farmerSource: stuff.co.nz
Tablas Creek winery, in the Paso Robles region of California's Central Coast, makes wines from organic grapes, following the biodynamic principles established by the Demeter certification programSource: thetelegraph.com
Environment Minister David Parker says the decision to allow pine plantations on any class of land has been “a blunt instrument” for carbon offsettingSource: stuff.co.nz
It's not the image that's typically conjured when envisioning the future of the New Zealand farming industrySource: newshub.co.nz
Many of us are aware of the effects of climate change, but Prince Edward Island potato farmer Myles Rose has been watching them up close for yearsSource: cbc.ca
Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using less water, in a new advance that could point theSource: theguardian.com
Cows sometimes get a bad rap when it comes to climate change for emitting loads of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere, but Karel Starek, an owner of The GoldenSource: coloradodaily.com
Protesters from Greenpeace blocked a fertiliser plant in Taranaki on Monday, saying they were demonstrating against the "chemical's destructive climate impact"Source: newshub.co.nz
A recent study undertaken by the NGO thinktank Institute for Food and Development, a.k.a. Food First, commented that the challenges facing sustainable/green agriculture, namely to “provide enough food and ecosystem services for present and future generations in an era of climate change, increasing costs of energy, social unrest, financial instability and increasing environmental degradation.”
On the other hand, few areas of environmental improvement as envisioned by Green New Deal opponents are looked upon with as much open-mindedness and optimism as green agriculture. Investment in organic food, fertilizer and farm futures has been high since the 2010s began. Though speculation tends to rule the roost in terms of investment at present, as green agriculture become the norm, standard technologies will be accepted in America’s and international farmlands, thus streamlining the market.
Though, as previously stated, greening agriculture means wide-sweeping changes in lots of industries, three areas in particular are already receiving due attention years before passage of any Green New Deal: Organic foods, organic and/or cleaner fertilizer and vertical farming. Vertical faming is a particularly attractive idea, as little to no permanent environmental damage is done and the area devoted to these massive hydroponic farms is maximized for low-waste agricultural production.
Such green agriculture is expected to be far more prevalent in greater society by 2030 and could well become the standards by 2050, depending on legislation.
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