Agriculture—Meeting the Water Challenge

On average agriculture utilizes 70 per cent of the world’s available fresh water. About 40 per cent of water used in irrigation is wasted through unsustainable practices. This mismanagement – but also an increasing world population, improved affluence and the … Continue reading

Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

From Holocene to Anthropocene – considering human effect on the planet. Degraded agricultural lands, industrial wastelands, and recreational landscapes become characteristic of Earth’s terrestrial surface. Where wilderness remains, it’s often only because exploitation is still unprofitable. The name change would … Continue reading

That Crooked Carrot Is Also Food

Annual food waste worldwide: 1.3 billon tons. About one-third of all the food is wasted in industrialised countries like the UK and the USA. The problem is basically a lack of respect for food – at consumer level – partly … Continue reading