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Organic farming might not cut climate risk

Tuesday - Organic farming does not always benefit the environment in the ways people expect, and might not avert climate change effects, scientists say.

Federated Famers warns of consequences

Monday - Federated Farmers is warning politicians of “consequences” if agricultural emissions are brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme before other countries put a carbon price on farming.

CARBON CATCH-22: The pollution in our soil

23 Jun 17 - Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects.

COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

21 Jun 17 - Parts of the agricultural sector are calling for farming to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme and for a price on water.

We must do something, dairy industry agrees

15 Jun 17 - The dairy industry is acknowledging it needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Booming dairy industry drives up emissions

6 Jun 17 - Methane emissions from New Zealand’s national dairy herd have climbed nearly 130 per cent since 1990 as a result of the expansion and intensification of the dairy industry.

Food industry is cooking the planet

29 May 17 - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.


Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

Water shortage could hurt European farmers

3 May 17 - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe.

Dutch building Europe’s first vertical farm

26 Apr 17 - A farm in the Netherlands will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains with lettuce grown using LED horticultural lighting.

Weird weather is being felt down on the farm

21 Apr 17 - Changes to New Zealand’s weather caused by global warming are starting to affect the country’s agricultural earnings.

We must make our soils great again

19 Apr 17 - Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity’s best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity.

America’s farmers face uncertain future

7 Apr 17 - Spare a thought for the farmers of America: climate change is going to make their lives more difficult.

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

6 Apr 17 - One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily.

March of Myrtle rust could mean trouble for trees

5 Apr 17 - Myrtle rust – a fungus disease that could kill native and commercial trees – is in New Zealand.

Farms can grow production … and cut emissions

3 Apr 17 - Substantial reductions in the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions at a South Canterbury farm show environmental gains can be made hand in hand with a farm’s growth, government scientists say.

COW QUESTION: California gets to grips with farm emissions

27 Mar 17 - California has adopted strict rules for the control of methane, including how to reduce emissions from the state's 1.4 million dairy cows.

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

24 Mar 17 - The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European commission.

FAMILY FEUD: Princess Anne backs GM crops and livestock

23 Mar 17 - Princess Anne has strongly backed genetically modified crops, saying she would grow them on her own land and that GM livestock would be a “bonus”.


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