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World Food Prize goes to former farmer who answers climate change question: ‘So what?’

By Julia Simon Photo: Yana Paskova , npr

In the early days of climate science in the ’80s, she was one of the first researchers making projections of how the changing climate would affect North American crops. Still, the researcher at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies knew she needed to go further.


UN land report: Five key takeaways for climate change, food systems and nature loss

By Daisy Dunne and Others

It says that human activities have already altered 70% of the Earth’s land surface, degrading up to 40% of it. Four of the nine “planetary boundaries” – limits on how humans can safely use Earth’s resources – have already been exceeded.


Five charts that show why our food is not ready for the climate crisis

By Nina Lakhani, Alvin Chang, Rita Liu and Andrew Witherspoon Photo: The Guardian

The industrialization of agriculture in the last century boosted production around the world – but that success also made our food systems much more vulnerable to the growing climate crisis.


The Field Report: New UN Climate Report Urges Food Systems Solutions—Before It’s Too Late

By Lisa Held

According to the world’s top climate scientists, greenhouse gas emissions continued to rise over the last decade, and that trend must be stopped by 2025 in order to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid catastrophic impacts.


The Next Cloud-size Disruption: Food and Agriculture?

By Kevin Silverman

The food and agriculture sectors are on the precipice of a fundamental shift that shows many of the hallmarks of the change that software and computer infrastructure started going through 15 years ago.


Rich nations could see ‘double climate dividend’ by switching to plant-based foods

By Ayesha Tandon

Adopting a more plant-based diet could give rich countries a “double climate dividend” of lower emissions and more land for capturing carbon, a new study says.


The Food System’s Carbon Footprint Has Been Vastly Underestimated

By Greta Moran

As drought, heatwaves, and hurricanes ramp up for the summer, and the United Nations’ Food Systems Summit draws near, a group of scientists and policy experts hope to send a clear message about just how big a role food plays in warming the planet.


Not A Marketing Moment’: Brands Increase Support For AAPI Causes Through Donations And Dialogue

By Marty Swant and Jenny Rooney Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

In an effort to assist the Biden administration’s effort to combat climate change, an alliance between organizations which have butted heads in the past is forming. The Food and Agriculture Alliance (FACA), a mix of agriculture and environmental organizations, have now ballooned to 42 members.


Climate Change May Reduce Children’s Diet Diversity

By Christian Fogerty Photo by JLUrrea

When it comes to improving nutrition in marginalized communities, education and infrastructure are some of the first investment targets that come to mind. But these kinds of efforts are not sustainable unless they take into account the differing impacts of climate change on local communities. In a new study published in Environmental Research Letters, researchers found that climate variables influence the diversity of children’s diets at levels that are statistically comparable to traditional influences like access to clean water, education quality, and distance to urban centers.


Climate change vs agriculture: Can one farming method—conventional, organic or agroecology—help slow global warming?

By Andrew Porterfield Photo by Shutterstock

Climate change and agriculture appear joined at the hip. Agriculture—through methane, carbon dioxide, and land use—has had an impact on the global climate. And climate change—through drought, heat, and pests—will have an impact on agriculture, reducing yields and making farming more difficult.