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Global subsidies to agriculture are worth $540 billion, or 15% of production value. Agribusiness remains the main beneficiary. Photo: Pxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution requiredPxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution required

Global agriculture is supported by $470 bn in harmful subsidies, FAO says

87% of global agricultural subsidies lead to price distortions, climate damage and social inequality. That's why we must rethink them in a sustainable way. As some governments are already doing
Beer waste can help eliminate parasitic microorganisms in the soil promoting agricultural yield growth. Photo: CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attributionCC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution

Beer by-products are good for soil as crop yields increase 15%

Beer production leftovers can boost agricultural yields and soil health, Spanish researchers say. The circular solution can control parasitic invertebrates population and accelerate plant growth
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.
Few data and one truth according to FAO: soil pollution is one of the most dangerous global threats. Photo: Pixabay License Free for commercial use No attribution requiredPixabay License Free for commercial use No attribution required

Soil pollution is responsible for 20% of agricultural productivity loss, FAO warns

New FAO report on global land pollution unveiled. The size of the problem is known, the lack of data weighs. Now is certainly time to act
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UNEP urges a new fertilizers policy for a sustainable agriculture

Fertilizer use is often excessive and inefficient. UNEP and FAO suggest the right way to manage them in order to protect soil and health
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Pantelleria takes up the challenge of chemical-free agriculture

The National Parks Administration, the University of Palermo and Novamont have started tests on pelargonic acid, a natural herbicide that does not pollute the environment, water or soil