How Factory Farming Contributes to Global Warming

Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs. When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster. The science behind global warming is … Continue reading How Factory Farming Contributes to Global Warming

The Geography of Climate Change

By Henry Lewis  Tampa, Florida, a city where Donald Trump has held some of his most infamous rallies, will receive disproportionately negative climate change impacts if scientists’ predictions hold true. In a recent study published in the journal Science, “Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States,” researchers have projected which states will likely … Continue reading The Geography of Climate Change

155. Drought Morphs into Killer Flood and a Defection from the Dark Side.

This is the World Organic News for the week ending the 11th of February 2019. Jon Moore reporting! Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil! We begin this week with a couple of stories. One of loss and devastation and one of apparent mind changes  which illustrates that we might be waking up from sleepwalking into … Continue reading 155. Drought Morphs into Killer Flood and a Defection from the Dark Side.

Will we be hungry in a warming world? USDA wants to know

Niina Heikkinen, E&E reporter The agricultural livestock field will have to undergo systematic changes to cope with food security and sustainability problems in a climate-changed world, according to a new report commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences. By the year 2050, demand for animal protein is predicted to go up significantly as the global … Continue reading Will we be hungry in a warming world? USDA wants to know

A message of hope

Last year, the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) officially declared that 2015 would be celebrated as the International Year of the Soil, citing the threat to one of the key ingredients to the planet's food and farming systems posed by "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use, pollution, overgrazing and climate change." Though many … Continue reading A message of hope