For every degree C rise in average earth temperature, expect crop production to decline by 10%.
A new B.C. gov’t study looks at the help farmers are going to need to cope with rising sea levels, salinization of fields, unpredictable weather, new pests…
Urban agriculture in Seattle has a new twist: debating industrial zoning for marijuana production– big warehouses or not-so-big warehouses?
Check out how this young family found food abundance by turning the empty pool in their Arizona suburban home into a solar-powered “interplay of chicken droppings, algae sludge, tilapia fish, miniature goats, greens and clay pellets… a damned fine feast—with 50-70% less money, 90% less water, and about 400% more freshness.”
This video tells their amazing story.
I’ll be moderating a panel on investing in food at the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference June 17-19 in Vancouver. #sioconf2013. I hope to see you there. I’ll be on Tuesday morning:
Environment: Food Sustainability
This session will explore some key trends and issues surrounding the nexus of sustainability, health, livelihoods, and accessibility of food from the local to global level. It will highlight best practices among local companies alongside major global brands, shedding light on key risks and opportunities for investors.
Moderated by: Peter Ladner, author
Panelists: Donovan Woollard, Alterrus; Christine Bergeron, Vancity; Heather Lang, Sustainalytics
Mining and film financier and Bill Clinton buddy Frank Guistra is investing in high yield farmland, local food, award-winning olive oil and is bankrolling Modern Farmer Magazine… He knows something. He has also put money into Vancouver’s Sole Food Farm.
Serious, curious money meets the good food revolution. Watch what happens…
You will not be disappointed. My talk on the heritage and future of urban food is tonight. http://ow.ly/lfScU See you there?
The European Union is banning a bee-killing pesticide to stem the collapse of its bee colonies. Meanwhile, there’s no such ban in the U.S., where 45% of hives were lost last winter, up 78% from the year before.
Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food. We need them, and we need to stem the pesticides, monocultures, and loss of habitat diversity that are killing them off at alarming rates.