Will 'Climate Smart Agriculture' Serve the Public Interest – Or the Drive for Growing Profits for Private Corporations?

‘Climate smart agriculture’ has become the buzz phrase at high level international policy discussions. But now there is a struggle over its definition. Is it the latest manifestation for corporate social responsibility or the title of a manifesto for real, grassroots led, change, ask PETER NEWELL, JENNIFER CLAPP and ZOE BRENT

Vital Soil Fungi Damaged by GMO Bt Cotton

A study of GMO cotton varieties shows they disrupt an important beneficial soil fungus. The soil, and mycorrhizae themselves, are important mediators of the wider ecosystem function, with mycorrhizal biodiversity correlating with ecosystem variability, nutrient capture and plant productivity.

Education for Meaningful Sustainability and Regeneration

If we want to co-create a future worth living, all of humanity will have to learn to collaborate. We need to come together in all our wonderful diversity as one Re-Generation facing our common challenge: to re-design our human presence on Earth in accordance with our place in the family of things.

France’s Plan to Increase its Soil Carbon is an Example to the World

“A relative increase of four parts per thousand per year in the stocks of organic matter in soils would be enough to compensate for the sum of greenhouse gas emissions across the planet. On the other hand, a relative loss of four parts per thousand would double our emissions,” said French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll.