By Eleanor Fausold
On March 22nd, a federal magistrate judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inform drug makers that it may soon ban the use of penicillin and tetracycline, two popular antibiotics, for promotion of growth in animals.
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By Haibing Ma
According to media reports, Guangdong province has taken the lead in becoming the pioneer of low-carbon practices in China. Guangdong is one of 13 pilot regions—including five provinces and eight municipalities—that the Chinese … Continue Reading ››
The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development.
By Dana Drugmand
The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) and Italian energy company Enel are teaming up in an effort to address food security and climate change by providing green cook stoves and solar panels to communities. The new partnership between WFP and Enel was announced at the UN … Continue Reading ››
The Worldwatch Institute’s 16th Annual State of the World Symposium will take place on April 11 and will be hosted at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. Worldwatch President Robert Engelman and senior researchers Michael Renner and Erik Assadourian will speak at the event, where they will officially release … Continue Reading ››
Aquabus in front of False Creek North in Vancouver--strong efforts to increase density and orient around the pedestrian (photo courtesy of Jennie Moore)
It isn’t easy being green. The City of Vancouver is learning what Kermit the Frog has known for a long time. In … Continue Reading ››
On January 21st, TEDxManhattan featured a series of speakers with backgrounds in food and farming who shared their knowledge and expertise with thousands of audience members watching in-person and virtually from around the world.
Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a TEDxManhattan talk by Dr. David Wallinga, who discusses the problems with antibiotic use in animals.
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By Paul Van Mele
‘Fighting Striga’ may not be a Hollywood – or even Nollywood – blockbuster but it is set to grab the attention of farmers … Continue Reading ››
Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have published a study estimating the scale and patterns of humanity’s water consumption, or its water footprint. The study is the most detailed estimate to date.
Large-scale livestock production is a large consumer … Continue Reading ››
Evan Musolino is a Research Associate for the Climate and Energy Program at the Worldwatch Institute
With the continued advancements in the development of renewable energy technologies and their ever-increasing cost competitiveness, there is more and more money at stake for countries and companies alike. A number of countries have recently found themselves at odds with … Continue Reading ››