Collaborative action can secure responsible tuna fisheries

Collaborative action can secure responsible tuna fisheries
Tuna is not only one of the most popular seafoods in the world, it's also a vital part of marine ecosystems.Unfortunately tuna fisheries management prioritizes short-term financial objectives over long-term sustainability.In response, the Global Tuna Alliance has developed the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna, to help companies in the supply chain take action. Early in December, the organization responsible for the conservation and management...
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5 ways to transform our food system to benefit people and planet

5 ways to transform our food system to benefit people and planet
Globally, we waste a third of all food produced and the natural resources involved in its production;A growing global population requires fairer, more resilient and equitable food systems;Regenerative agriculture, a greater voice for farmers and moving from low cost to "true cost" food can build a stronger food systems for people, planet and the future. Food is essential for our survival, a fundamental requirement of life and the provider of stre...
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How technology can help to achieve at least 30% ocean protection

How technology can help to achieve at least 30% ocean protection
A growing number of countries are pledging to protect and conserve at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.Securing such a vast area requires new cutting-edge technology to monitor illegal activities and movements of species.Luckily, this field has been developing fast with new inventions and tech collaborations, writes the Wildlife Conservation Society's Dr. Simon Cripps. It is a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic. Coastal radar picks up a boat ...
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Fermentation can help build a more efficient and sustainable food system – here’s how

Fermentation can help build a more efficient and sustainable food system – here’s how
To meet future demand for protein and ensure food systems are inclusive, efficient and sustainable, we must invest in alternative and plant-based proteins.Fermentation presents an opportunity to fundamentally change the way the world eats and improve global human and environmental health and the economy.Investment in fermentation-derived proteins should focus on achieving the necessary scale and technology. Our global food system is not fit for p...
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Track and trace: transparent and digitized fishing data is crucial to ocean resilience

Track and trace: transparent and digitized fishing data is crucial to ocean resilience
Recovery from COVID-19 will require greater transparency in fishing activity.Pandemic has meant surveillance has been suspendedHi-tech innovations offer potential solutions. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, its myriad negative consequences are slowly becoming clearer. While many of the impacts have been unmistakable, with entire countries locked down, some are playing out far away from our homes and shorelines, in the open oce...
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Here's how fishing stifles the ocean's ability to capture carbon

Here's how fishing stifles the ocean's ability to capture carbon
When fish die naturally, their bodies and the carbon they contain sink to the depths of the ocean.Yet when fished, this carbon is released into the atmosphere as CO2.As the world has overlooked the ability of fish to act as a natural carbon sink, scientists now estimate carbon emissions from fishing are 25% higher than previously believed. A fish that dies naturally in the ocean sinks to the depths, taking with it all the carbon it contains. Yet,...
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Taking fish out of fish feed can make aquaculture a more sustainable food source

Taking fish out of fish feed can make aquaculture a more sustainable food source
The big idea Aquaculture, or fish farming, is the world's fastest-growing food production sector. But the key ingredients in commercial fish feed – fishmeal and fish oil – come from an unsustainable source: small fish, such as anchovies and herring, near the base of ocean food webs. My colleagues and I have developed a high-performing, fish-free aquaculture feed that replaces these traditional ingredients with several types of microalgae – abunda...
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To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands

To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands
The big idea Restoring native habitats to at least 20% of the world's land currently being used by humans for farming, ranching and forestry is necessary to protect biodiversity and slow species loss, according to a newly published study conducted by a team of environmental scientists including us. Our analysis found that this can be done in ways that minimize trade-offs and could even make farms more productive by helping to control pests, enhan...
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It’s time to declare a global emergency!

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The whole world is currently obsessed with the COVID-19 pandemic. The media is providing saturation coverage, governments are taking drastic actions, and people are hoarding food, toilet paper, and masks. This reaction is understandable and it is a major threat that needs to be managed decisively and competently. However, we are simultaneously neglecting a much larger and more dangerous threat, something which could ultimately result in humanity'...
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Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again
Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019 – that's 8.9% of the world population, a new UN report says.This figure could exceed 840 million by 2030, if current trends continue.Factors increasing global hunger include economic slowdowns and extreme weather events.The UN warns that without efforts to reform global food systems, its target of zero hunger by 2030 will be missed. There are almost 60 million more undernourished ...
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