Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

Agriculture

Bill Mollison

Farewell to green movement's prince of permaculture

Friday - Permaculture pioneer Bill Mollison, who died last weekend, was one of the true heroes of the modern environmental movement.

Food supply fears spark China's global land grab

Wednesday - China is protecting itself against future food supply problems caused by climate change by buying or leasing large tracts of land in Africa and South America, a leading UK climate scientist says.

Farming mega-mergers threaten food security

Wednesday - Proposed new deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers.

What we can do about threats to our food security and feed nine billion people

23 Sep 16 - Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050.

Agriculture emissions continue to grow

16 Sep 16 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture continue to climb.

Lower crop yields test market forces

15 Sep 16 - Food will cost the consumer more as a result of climate change, but it is not at all clear that farmers will profit accordingly, says a new study.

Now it's milk ... minus the dairy industry

14 Sep 16 - A San-Francisco startup believes it has found a solution for the guilty conscience of consumers who love eating dairy ice-cream, cheese and yoghurt, but oppose factory-style farming and its environmental footprint.


Warmer world not healthy for wheat crops

13 Sep 16 - Global wheat production will fall as temperatures rise, a new study shows.

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

12 Sep 16 - Studies suggest that regenerating the soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change.

Making wine brings a lot of energy headaches

12 Sep 16 - Wine production consumes large amounts of energy and generates a sizeable quantity of greenhouse gases.

Planting flooded paddies raises rice methane threat

12 Sep 16 - Directly seeding rice into fields rather than transplanting it into flooded paddies would dramatically reduce methane emissions and slow down climate change, according to scientists studying the...

FLY BUYS: Insects could be the animal food of the future

5 Sep 16 - While science is racing to develop more drought tolerant crop strains through genetic engineering, there may be a simpler alternative ­­­‑- flies.

Planet paying high price for palm oil profits

5 Sep 16 - Palm oil makes a big contribution to modern life as one of the most widely used substances in food, cooking, cosmetics, medicines and a range of chemicals. But the industry that produces it is...

Countdown to push free-range eggs

18 Aug 16 - The Countdown supermarket chain says it will make supply agreements with individual producers of free-range and barn eggs, giving suppliers greater economic security.

Simple pollination steps help cotton farmers

16 Aug 16 - Cotton is the world’s most widely grown and economically important non-food crop. In the United States alone, farmers grow cotton on 12 million to 14.5 million acres, and produce a yearly harvest...

Why farmers should give up the plough

15 Aug 16 - Farmers need to give up the plough to protect UK food security in the face of climate change, warn government advisers.

Dairy groups blast methane reductions

11 Aug 16 - California’s attempt to curb emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is facing vocal opposition from a dairy industry that fears government meddling in the flatulence of its cows.

Fonterra turns dairy waste into fertiliser

9 Aug 16 - New wastewater treatment technology at Fonterra’s Edendale site is turning dairy waste into fertiliser that is helping local pastures to flourish.

Landcorp to can palm kernel animal feed

8 Aug 16 - Palm kernel won’t be fed to animals on Landcorp-owned farms after this financial year.


More in the Agriculture Archive

Login







Browse Stories by Topic

News Direct
Photo Credit: dbsolisphotostream

Latest announcements: file yours to editor@carbonnews.co.nz

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

Karen Walker

12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

More News Direct

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Agriculture RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.