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Here's the real impact of our food The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint. In research recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production WEF and TheConversation.com ranked fresh foods based on how much greenhouse gas is produced from farm to fork.
Antimicrobial resistance Ezra van Tiel

When the drugs don’t work: how we can turn the tide of antimicrobial resistance

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Health & agri must work together to stop AMR Why the health and agriculture sectors need to work together to stop antibiotic resistance.
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Omega 3 from algae - breakthrough for aquaculture? FuturesCentre.com picks up the potential break-through ('signal of change') delivered by DSM and Evonik, who have developed an alternative source of omega-3 produced from marine algae.
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What would happen if the world went vegetarian? Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.
Free your mind, and your future will follow Ezra van Tiel

Our worst problems are all, at least to some extent, rooted in our thinking. If we want to make change, we need to think better…

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Ireland’s agriculture emissions are uniquely high Ireland’s agriculture emissions were significantly higher than those of the rest of Europe.
Look at the big picture to reduce greenhouse gases Ezra van Tiel

Around 1.6-2.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases each year, mostly methane, are produced from livestock digestion. Another 1.3-2.0 billion tonnes of nitrous oxide come from producing feed for livestock. And the final 1.6 billion tonnes comes from land use changes, such as clearing for animal pastures.

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Methane from food production the next wild card? Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing faster than any time in the past 20 years. The increase is largely driven by the growth in food production, according to the Global Methane Budget released today. Methane is contributing less to global warming than carbon dioxide (CO?), but it is a very powerful greenhouse gas.
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Greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock Greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock 1995-2005. Red areas represent more greenhouse gases.
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The Global Carbon Atlas While CO? in the atmosphere has increased steadily, methane concentrations grew relatively slowly throughout the 2000s, but since 2007 have grown ten times faster. Methane increased faster still in 2014 and 2015.
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Hoe gezond zijn vleesvervangers? Vleesvervanger: dat woord is misleidend. Zegt tenminste de Consumentenbond, die onlangs rapporteerde dat bijna alle vleesvervangers in grote supermarkten voedingsstoffen missen of tekort komen.
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Seaweed could hold the key Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps