sustainability

Oct. 6, 2021

Study: 9.7 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Come from Meat Production Each Year

More than half of greenhouse gas emissions are from growing food for livestock and the animals themselves. Plant production for human consumption produces far fewer emissions.

Oct. 5, 2021

Ahead of Climate Summit, African Leaders Discuss Fate of The Continent

Africa Climate Week highlighted the role of agriculture in the continent’s worsening desertification and climate crises, and its role in the potential recovery.

Oct. 1, 2021

World Failing to Meet Emissions Reductions Pledged in Paris Agreement

Five years ago in Paris, delegations from 191 countries pledged to reduce emissions by 45 percent, but the situation has only gotten worse.

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Sep. 30, 2021

Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy Moves Closer to Becoming Law

The European Parliament’s agriculture and environment committees voted to pass the Farm to Fork strategy to a full vote in October.

Sep. 27, 2021

Expanding Agriculture and Climate Change are Placing the World’s Endemic Species at Risk

A conservation group has warned that one-third of the species on its “survival watchlist” are now at high risk of extinction.

Sep. 27, 2021

U.S., Europe Announce Plans to Dramatically Cut Methane Emissions

The trans-Atlantic partners have announced an effort to cut methane emissions by 30 percent in an effort to meet commitments outlined by the Paris Agreement.

Sep. 14, 2021

Proposed Label Would Allow Consumers to Compare Sustainability of Food Items

Researchers in France say the label would grade foods' environmental footprint based on its farming practices, biodiversity impact and effect on climate change.

Sep. 14, 2021

Intensive Olive Farms Contribute to Desertification in Spain, Experts Warn

Researchers caution that one-fifth of Spain is at risk of desertification. Poor agricultural and land-use practices paired with historic mismanagement are largely to blame.

Sep. 8, 2021

Even During a Pandemic, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Soared to Record Highs in 2020

A report from the American Meteorological Society found that carbon dioxide concentrations were the highest they had been in at least 800,000 years.

Aug. 17, 2021

Europe Announces Plan to Plant 3 Billion Trees by 2030

The E.U. hopes to convince farmers to be one of the driving forces in the effort to plant the new trees.

Aug. 16, 2021

Meet the Producer Behind Turkey's Most-Awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bahar Alan started producing olive oil as a hobby but has since dedicated herself to cultivating local varieties to produce high-quality organic olive oil.

Aug. 13, 2021

Study: Asphalt Made with Olive Pomace More Resilient to Weathering

Adding olive pomace to asphalt binder made the resulting paving material more resistant to cracking and is an environmentally friendly way to recycle the waste product.

Aug. 12, 2021

A Climate Disaster is Already Underway, United Nations Report Warns

Warming average temperatures have already caused irreversible changes to the earth’s climate. The Mediterranean basin is among the most affected areas.

Jun. 15, 2021

Climate Change Topped Agenda as World Leaders Met in Cornwall for G7

Heads of state from the world’s seven wealthiest liberal democracies and their guests pledged to continue reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability after meeting in England.

Jun. 10, 2021

European Commission Considers Use of Gene-Editing in Agriculture

The commission will discuss with member states and other stakeholders how gene-editing technology could influence the future of sustainable agriculture.

May. 25, 2021

At Rastrello, Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil Promotes the Beauty of Umbria

The Wassmann family recently earned a second Gold Award at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, cementing their position as high-quality olive oil producers.

May. 20, 2021

Deforestation and Industrial Agriculture Spur Zoonotic Diseases, Study Finds

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research examines the association between the emergence of zoonotic diseases, forest clearance and monocultures.

May. 17, 2021

Chilean Producers Manage a Hard Year to a Promising Harvest

Chile is expected to produce roughly 20,000 tons of olive oil in 2021. Producers have renewed focus on quality to help their brands stand out.

May. 4, 2021

Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater

Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.

Apr. 13, 2021

Palm Oil Bans Meet Resistance in Southeast Asia

Sri Lanka has decided to completely remove its palm plantations. Meanwhile, the U.S. and the E.U. are scaling back on imports over environmental and labor concerns.

Apr. 8, 2021

At Fontanaro Estate, Quality is Everything

At Fontanaro Estate, Lucia Verdacchi, and Giovanni and Alina Pinelli produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil while promoting sustainability and a circular economy.

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