Peatlands — which include fens, bogs and mires — make up about three per cent of the world’s land, but they hold twice as much carbon as the world’s forests. However, peat is also good for growing crops on. That means draining the land, which then starts to release its carbon. Now, as the FT’s Conor Sullivan reports, ecologists are looking at new farming methods which could help ease the problem.
The war in Ukraine has hit the supply of grains and vegetable oils, while 70% of the world's cod and haddock comes from Russian boats. Global food prices are soaring and some restaurateurs fear a plate of cod and
The takeaway delivery boom sparked by pandemic lockdowns shows no sign of abating, but convenience can carry a high cost in terms of CO2 emissions. So what can consumers do to make their slice of home delivery more sustainable?
With the move to more sustainable agriculture practices becoming increasingly urgent, a new blended finance fund is helping small-scale farmers in rural China transition to lucrative and environmentally friendly chilli pepper farming.
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