Tag: food

Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

Braddock, Pennsylvania is not what most people would call a farm town. White plumes of methanol, ammonia, zinc, and manganese billow throughout the day from its last remaining steel mill, while cars and pickups and freight trucks roar back and forth across the nearby Rankin Bridge. Despite its diminutive size, the town is well-known in […]

Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies

Increasing droughts in producer nations will also make palm oil and soya imports highly vulnerable, study finds Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study. The research also found a high vulnerability for palm oil imports, used in many foods […]

The Line 3 pipeline protests are about much more than climate change

Frank Bibeau remembers canoeing on the waters of northern Minnesota with his father on a late summer day in 1996. The sky and placid lake stretched to the horizon all around their red canoe, interrupted only by stalks of delicate grasses protruding through the lake’s surface. Bibeau navigated with a long pole while his father, […]

Animal rights activists blockade McDonald’s distribution centres across UK – video

Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain, which they say will affect about 1,300 restaurants. Activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structures to blockade distribution sites at Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood from about 4.30am on Saturday, the group said. The group wants McDonald’s to […]

Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies

In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050 Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research. Some of the world’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by […]

The low-hanging fruit in the climate battle? Cutting down on meat | Gaby Hinsliff

Eating fewer animal products and less dairy would make a huge difference to carbon emissions Something is cooking in the world of climate politics. Or, perhaps more accurately, something isn’t. This week, the American recipe website Epicurious announced that, for environmental reasons, it wouldn’t publish any new beef recipes. No more steaks, burgers or creative […]

Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim

Unfounded claims do not reflect president’s proposals to tackle global heating, which make no mention of meat consumption At a major summit hosted by Joe Biden last week, a procession of world leaders fretted over the spiraling dangers of the climate crisis, with some pledging further cuts to planet-heating emissions, others touting their embrace of […]

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds

Research shows rising temperatures since 1960s have acted as handbrake to agricultural yield of crops and livestock The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural systems, with productivity much lower than it would have been if humans hadn’t rapidly heated the planet, new research has found. Related: G7 should double […]

UK’s beef herds could be key to sustainable farming, says report

Cattle can fertilise land but consumption of other meat, milk and eggs must fall by 50% The UK’s beef herd could be at the heart of a sustainable farming system that tackles both the climate and wildlife crises while producing sufficient healthy food, according to a report. However, production and consumption of other meat, milk […]

Celebrities rooting for ‘Veganuary’ in UK to combat new rise in meat sales

Paul McCartney and Chris Packham among stars urging people to ditch meat and dairy in 2021 to fight climate change and avoid another pandemic A host of musicians, actors and sports stars have joined up with businesses and environmental groups in what they hope will be a successful push to get more people to ditch […]