The benefits of regenerative grazing

Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. Henry Fountain discusses how much it can really help the fight against climate change in an article on The New York Times website.   A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp Adam Isaacs stood surrounded … Continue reading The benefits of regenerative grazing

Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

A few weeks ago EiD had a post on masks for cows. Now, Rochelle Baker writes on the National Observer website that seaweed may help stop cows from belching. What next?   Is Canadian seaweed the secret to taming belchy cows and tackling climate change? Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the … Continue reading Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

Jacqui Goddard writes on The Times website about an interesting experiment that saw 12 bottles of red wine and 320 stems of merlot and cabernet sauvignon vines spend over a year on the International Space Station for a study that aims to adapt Earth’s agriculture to the challenges of climate change.   Wine aged in … Continue reading Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

We know that we have to reduce the spread of GHG emissions in the agriculture sector. One start-up company has developed a mask for cows. This should prove interesting to see how effective it will be and how widespread it will be used. Ross Andersen explains in an article on the CTVNews website.   Masks … Continue reading A company has developed a burp-catching device for cows will help curb GHG emissions

Agriculture has overtaken coal-fired power plants to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about the negative impact that agriculture is having on the environment.   Farming has overtaken fossil fuels and is now the main human source of sulphur in environment Agriculture has overtaken fossil fuels to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment, with scientists fearing it … Continue reading Agriculture has overtaken coal-fired power plants to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment

Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka

Arbikie Distillery, in Arbroath, Angus, bills its pea-based Nàdar vodka as a ‘climate-positive spirit. Katie Grant explains in an article on the inews website.   Scottish distillery unveils 'climate-positive' vodka made from peas An experimental distillery has created a sustainable vodka that it claims saves more than 1.5kg of carbon dioxide emissions per bottle by … Continue reading Sustainable spirits: an experimental distillery in Scotland has created a sustainable vodka

Among all the globe’s 20 most industrialised nations, only India and Indonesia maintain a diet low enough in carbon emissions to meet the Paris climate target

The "food-print" emissions produced by G20 countries, which account for around 64% of the world’s population, currently create 75% of the total global food-related emissions. Many are saying that the pandemic has shown how broken our food system is. Elliot Douglas discusses the issue in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   World needs 7 … Continue reading Among all the globe’s 20 most industrialised nations, only India and Indonesia maintain a diet low enough in carbon emissions to meet the Paris climate target

New Zealand to be test bed for monitoring methane emissions from space

Bernard Lagan writes on The Times website about an international space mission that will use satellites to detect methane emissions from cattle.   Satellite will spy on cows making greenhouse gas New Zealand’s five million dairy cows will be the test bed for an international space mission that will use a satellite to detect methane … Continue reading New Zealand to be test bed for monitoring methane emissions from space

Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

All sectors of the economy need to improve their productivity.  Dan Healing explains in an article on the CBC website about the situation in Canada. Are there similar gains in other countries? Canadian agriculture is using more energy — but more efficiently too Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around … Continue reading Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

Researchers team up with local greenhouses to work on improving energy efficiency and reducing operating costs

In the region discussed in this article, I grew up with two uncles with greenhouses. One had 5 acres (about 2 hectares) of greenhouses and the other had much less but he was probably Canada’s first organic farmer. But, even then, I remember how energy-intensive (oil heating) the activity was, particularly when growing vegetables in … Continue reading Researchers team up with local greenhouses to work on improving energy efficiency and reducing operating costs