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.
New York/London — Pushed by consumers and governments opposed to pesticides, and pulled by farmers needing drought- and flood-resistant crops, Syngenta wants to retreat from conventional chemicals into productsSource: businesslive.co.za
Climate crisis is an underlying factor in both the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and America’s racial inequities, according to an updated report from Aspen’s Climate Action OfficeSource: aspendailynews.com
While people hoarded toilet paper and pantry supplies from grocery stores at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dawn Morrison kept busy tending to her personal garden in Vancouver,Source: nationalobserver.com
BRUSSELS (AP) Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the worlds insectSource: pinerivertimes.com
BRUSSELS — Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world’s insect speciesSource: bcdemocrat.com
BRUSSELS (AP) — Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world’s insectSource: yourconroenews.com
BRUSSELS — The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduce theSource: bcdemocrat.com
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduceSource: michigansthumb.com
The European Commission has committed to protecting 30% of the EU’s land and oceans by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal, in a plan tentatively welcomed bySource: theguardian.com
As the Government plans for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenpeace is calling for a $1 billion investment in regenerative agriculture with five key projectsSource: newshub.co.nz
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Livestock have been scapegoated for all agricultural greenhouse emissionsSource: greenleft.org.au
Natural systems are not just critical to the survival of the nine million plant and animal species with which we share this planetSource: irishexaminer.com
PARIS | France’s big wine industry, shaken by U.SSource: sentinelcolorado.com
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Something you might have missed amid all the horserace and app-failure coverage of the Iowa caucuses: a deep discussion took place over the past year about the climate crisisSource: theguardian.com
In October 1987, Hugh Falkus, the most famous name in salmon fishing, and I, with three other friends, caught 124 wild salmon in a week’s fishing on the JunctionSource: spectator.co.uk
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producersSource: nytimes.com
Rome — As water shortages, high temperatures and rising greenhouse gas emissions threaten food production, countries around the world are looking somewhere new for solutions — the soilSource: businesslive.co.za
A bill to combat the effects of climate change introduced in the U.SSource: reporternewspapers.net
It lays out a comprehensive pathway for cutting emissions from energy and transport, but falls badly short on what to do about our nation's biggest climate emitter - agricultureSource: stuff.co.nz
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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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