Organic Farming Could Feed the World, But…

The United Nations estimates the global population will reach more than 9 billion by 2050, and, by some estimates, agricultural output will have to increase by 50 percent to feed all of those mouths. So is it possible to do it organically? Modern farming methods focus on maximizing crop yields …

THE GULF OF MEXICO: Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Larger than the United Kingdom

The meat industry is being blamed for the worst ever dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Why do these oxygen-poor stretches of ocean, which can’t support most marine life, continue to expand? Dead zones – areas of water so starved of oxygen that most marine life cannot survive there …