This is such a critical read. In Burundi, one of the world’s most densely populated countries, family members are attacking each other over scarce farmlands. The population continues to grow at a worrisome pace. Analysts warn of the potential for civil conflict in the years to come. These issues are not just found in Burundi. […]
This is what chocolate looks like before it’s ground and made into bars. This is cacao, dried and cracked open to reveal the dark richness inside. We saw these particular beans at a Maya farmer’s home in Belize, just before the holidays. There, we witnessed the enormous labor involved in growing, harvesting and preparing cacao. […]
Every week, the world loses an area of once-arable land the size of Manhattan due to salt degradation, according to this Climate News Network report. Effectively battling salt poisoning is critical to our future food supply, scientists say.
In Lancaster County, Pa., Amish farmers are facing modern realities amid allegations that their traditional farming practices are polluting local waters, Grist reports in this story of culture & religion, government regulation, and environmental health.