A third of the land in Thailand is used for agriculture. But due to a rising demand for cheap meat, more and more farmers are choosing to grow crops for animal feed. The environmental impact is devastating.
Sweltering heat and severe drought across vast stretches of the EU have damaged crops across the bloc. To cope with the difficult situation, farmers in several countries are demanding special aid.
Fertile soil and an incredible array of exotic fruit, vegetables and spices made Thailand a land of plenty. But as demand for meat there grows, industrialized farming practices are threatening this tropical paradise.
Industrialized countries have subsidized the use of biofuels in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But campaigners say a focus on bio-based crops for fuel may actually be doing more harm than good.
Environmental changes are posing a serious threat to production and nutritional value of our crops. Not taking action could have major global implications for food security and public health, a new study outlines.
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