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Big questions linger about the White House conference on hunger

Big questions linger about the White House conference on hunger

Will next week’s event be a game-changing catalyst or a glorified press event? Plus, climate-smart commodities and a farmer fly-in.
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Striking graphs that show humanity’s domination of the Earth

An easy-to-use database quantifies our shake-up of the planet, from fossil fuels to farming to plastics. But there are a few bright spots.
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Eating less food from animal sources is key to reducing the risk of wildlife-origin diseases and global warming

Infectious diseases originating in wild animals are high and may be increasing. This is a sign that ecosystem degradation is undermining the planet’s capacity to sustain human wellbeing.
Design for the future when the future is bleak
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Design for the future when the future is bleak

Amid pandemics and environmental disasters, designers and architects have been forced to imagine a world in which the only way to move forward is to look back.
Is the vegan movement ready to reckon with racism?
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Is the vegan movement ready to reckon with racism?

Black vegans and animal rights activists are calling on their white counterparts to embrace intersectionality and create long-term, structural change.
Beef and beer are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in Pittsburgh's food system, says study
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Beef and beer are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in Pittsburgh's food system, says study

The data collected information to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Allegheny County.
The surprising link between consumer habits and deadly diseases
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The surprising link between consumer habits and deadly diseases

From age-old malaria to COVID-19, markets influence systems that drive pandemic risk. Here's what we can do about it.

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