If Sick, Just Pop a Pill – Or Eat a Steak?! Antibiotic Use in Animal Farming.

When you think about the linkage between food policy and public health, your first thought is probably over- or undernutrition, obesity, or diabetes – something relating the food we eat to our health directly. What if I told you that specifically livestock production methods could pose a health threat to us all, irrespective of where … Continue reading If Sick, Just Pop a Pill – Or Eat a Steak?! Antibiotic Use in Animal Farming.

The EU wants to know – Organic Agriculture Yay or Nay?

The European Union is known for its extensive bureaucracy and intricate policies – we talked about the cucumber-straightness regulations before -, but it is also pretty good at trying to gather public opinions on its policies before reforming them. Its newest project: A consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture! It’s … Continue reading The EU wants to know – Organic Agriculture Yay or Nay?

The Trees of Life

The other day I went to a free public lecture at ZEF by Roger Leakey, a crop physiologist and tree biologist who presented a new concept for Tropical Agriculture: Agroforestry! As he explained, while most subsistence farmers in tropical areas rely on cereal crops for their day-to-day survival, learning how to domesticate and use trees … Continue reading The Trees of Life