An international conference aimed at tackling hunger and reducing the environmental impact of our food could end up making the situation worse, including in Canada, a coalition of farmers, activists, and scholars are warning.
Chocolate lovers could soon be feasting on more sustainable chocolate with the help of a microscopic molecule that could drastically reduce the energy needed to manufacture their favourite treat, researchers have found.
Coffee farmers have a problem. Even with global coffee prices surging in 2021, extreme weather in Brazil, the world's largest coffee exporter, and social upheaval in Colombia are making it difficult for small producers worldwide.
Gone are the days when only carnivores could grab something from their supermarket freezers for a quick, protein-rich dinner on the grill. Now, a quick trip down grocery store meat aisles can yield a bounty of designer burgers and bangers that have been engineered from plants.
A dry spring left the fields on Karen Klassen's farm parched, and now the Manitoba farmer is bracing for them to get worse. Any day, an unprecedented heat wave smothering western North America will roll over her land, turning sun-baked soil to dust and leaving a poor crop of peas, wheat, and barley in its wake.
The world must restore at least two billion hectares of land and ocean — an area roughly double the size of Canada — to prevent the planet from falling deeper into an ecological crisis fuelled by unchecked economic growth, warns a UN report released Thursday.