This program enables and encourages farmers and ranchers to adopt and sustain conservation management practices to improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve related water quality and reduce water use.
February 26, 2019
Ten private-sector companies and non-profit organizations announced their intent to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) to promote land stewardship to build healthy soils, soil carbon sequestration and water conservation on the globe’s working lands.
Grain production is the first step in the vertically integrated company’s supply chain, making this accomplishment one of the key ways Smithfield is working toward its goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2025 throughout its entire supply chain.
February 25, 2019
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., engaged 80% of its grain supply chain, which is used to feed the company’s hogs, in farming practices that are both sustainable and reduce the cost of production for grain farmers.
A comparison of the greenhouse gases produced by lab-grown and farm-raised beef in the current energy system suggests that the benefits of reducing methane could be outweighed by increased CO2.
February 19, 2019
Over the long term, cultured meat production methods requiring large energy inputs could increase global warming more than some types of cattle farming if energy systems remain dependent on fossil fuels, according to what is said to be a first-of-its-kind study from the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) program at the Oxford Martin School, UK.
The majority of all Americans (88%) say they take steps to reduce food waste at home. This includes 94% of consumers age 55 and older and 81% of those under 30 years old.
February 15, 2019
The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to a Food Literacy and Engagement Poll conducted by Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Mich.
Aeroponics is the practice of suspending a plant’s roots in the air and spraying them with a nutrient-rich solution instead of burying them in soil.
February 15, 2019
Living Greens Farm, a Faribault, Minn.-based vertical, indoor aeroponic farm that provides fresh salads, microgreens and herbs year-round, is set to become what is said to be the largest vertical plane aeroponic farm in the world.