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Earthshot Prize awards ‘ground-breaking’ environmental solutions

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After a ten-month global search, the first winners of the prestigious Earthshot Prize – awarded by The Royal Foundation – have been named in...

OFC 2021: The future of organic is now

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Climate change is gathering pace and the planet is running out of time. Now is the time to develop and implement more sustainable models....

Comparisons between organic and conventional agriculture need to be better, say researchers

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The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used analysis model overlooks vital factors and can lead to incorrect conclusions on the merits of intensive and organic agriculture.

The Amazon Now Emits More Carbon Emissions Than It Absorbs, Finds Study

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Due to fires, a heating planet and increased droughts, the Amazon Rainforest which was long a carbon sink is now adding to the climate...

Stop Using Carbon Offsets To Avoid Emissions Cuts, Says Greenpeace

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Carbon offsets are enabling large polluting corporations to avoid tackling their own emissions, says Greenpeace. Experts warn that without a rapid phasing out of...

We can’t afford to wait for organic to scale up says General Mills as...

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In March, US food multinational General Mills announced that it was funding scheme to convert a million acres of American farmland into 'regenerative agriculture' practices by 2030.

Forbes Launches Sustainability Channel Amid Media’s Climate Crisis Wake-Up Call

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Forbes has launched a new channel dedicated to covering sustainability, as the mainstream media landscape begins to sound the alarm on the climate crisis....

The Value of Going Carbon Neutral

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When Garth Mulholland, environmental programs adviser at the Carbon Reduction Institute in Sydney, returned to work in January 2020 after the summer break, he...

64% of Americans Have Never Been Asked To Eat More Plant-Based, Despite the Climate...

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A new report by Yale University’s Program On Climate Change Communication shows that many Americans find it difficult to commit to buying and eating...

‘Far-reaching, unprecedented changes’ needed to put brake on global warming – IPCC

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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Wessanen launches ‘Organic Food Against Climate Change’ initiative

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Leading European healthy food business Wessanen has launched a new initiative aimed at helping small food entrepreneurs to play an active role in tackling climate change.

Change how we farm and eat to help fight climate change, IPCC report urges

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A major new report on land use and climate change says that switching to more sustainable farming systems and diets will be vital in the fight against climate change. 

Radical intervention: UK organic sector welcomes report’s tough stance on trade deals

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Organic and sustainable farming groups have welcomed a new independent review of UK food policy that calls for "a gold standard level of scrutiny" to ensure post-Brexit trade deals do not jeopardise environment and health standards.

Swedish supermarket’s app helps customers calculate their shopping cart’s climate footprint

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Swedish supermarket chain ICA has launched an app that will help customers calculate the climate footprint of their weekly food shop.

Organic Trade Association Names 2021 Leadership Awards Honorees

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Recipients to be recognized Feb. 1, 2022 during Organic Week in D.C. Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership...