Pesticide use in U.S. is still much higher than in Europe. Photo: tpmartins Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)tpmartins Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Pesticides rule in U.S. farmland as 146,000 MT of banned chemicals are in place

American farmers still use many pesticides banned in Europe, thus damaging the soil. Now activists are raising their voices.
New York State has three million acres of farmland. PHOTO: New York State Senate Archives.

Climate-friendly agriculture: New York passes Soil Health Act

The New York State Senate passes the Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act. Objective is cutting the impact of agricultural practices on climate change by increasing adaptation and caring for the soil
There is a clear link between the development of sustainable agriculture and a healthy diet, FAO says. Photo: UGA CAES/Extension Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)UGA CAES/Extension Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sustainable agriculture is the leading way to a healthy diet, FAO says

Healthy diet is crucial for changing global trends. Food insecurity is affecting 155 mn people while obesity is growing in Southern Europe
According to ECB, the failure to prevent climate risk could cost the European economy a 20% loss of GDP by the end of the century. Photo: Piqsels.com, public domainPiqsels.com, public domain

Twin crises climate & biodiversity loss may cost tens of billions a year

Environmental damages impact on the European economy. EU Funds are at risk: "Just 11% of them are truly green".
Protecting the soil ecosystem contributes to human health, the WHO said recently. Photo: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Microbes and biodiversity. Here’s why a healthy soil is so important for human health

As soil allies, microbes are a resource for people' immune systems. Protecting biodiversity therefore means preserving our health.
Between 2014 and 2020 climate mitigation resources allocated to the CAP have been wasted, the EU Court of Auditors reports. Photo: Euseson Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)Euseson Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

EU CAP didn’t help to tackle climate change despite €100 bn in 7 years, Court of Auditors says

ECA Report: between 2014 and 2020, more than a quarter of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) resorces were allocated for climate change mitigation. But greenhouse gas emissions have not decreased
circular bioeconomy, waste recycling green economy

The post-pandemic crisis does not scare the European bioeconomy

The 7th report "Bioeconomy in Europe" by Intesa San Paolo: the total turnover in 2020 is worth 320 billion, with 2 million employees.
Liz Chicaje Churay. Photo: Eliana López Pérez Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Eliana López Pérez Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Liz Chicaje Churay, twenty years of struggle for land and biodiversity

A long battle has led Liz Chicaje Churay to her most important goal: 868K hectares of Amazonia are now protected
Selected papers will be presented at Ecomondo 2021 fair. Photo: EcomondoEcomondo

New solutions for soil: Ecomondo call for papers is still open

Ecomondo 2021 selects new proposals to protect soil health. Abstract submission deadline is scheduled for June 30.
In the first five months of 2021, deforestation lead to a 2,548 square kilometers loss for Brazilian Amazon. Photo: Lou Gold Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Lou Gold Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Deforestation increases 67% in Amazon’s darkest month

Deforestation is growing in Brazilian Amazon. With obvious effects on climate and the economy. And government's responses look controversial