food

Global Politics

Improving the 'cold chain' could help reduce global hunger and lessen the effects of climate change

A third of the world’s food spoils in transit and never reaches the table — food that could feed more than the 870 million people on Earth who don't get enough to eat. Improved refrigeration and transportation of perishable foods through a better integrated “cold chain” could combat world hunger and mitigate climate change without the need to grow more food to feed an increasing population.

Health & Medicine

EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.