Ecolabels are important drivers of sustainable production and consumption. How did ecolabels begin? Why are they seen as a key differentiator in today’s market?
30,000 years ago, it is estimated that the Earth hosted 200 genera of large terrestrial mammals that weighed over 50 kilograms (kg). Australia had large marsupials such as kangaroos over 2 meters long, koala bears that you wouldn’t want to cuddle, the marsupial lion and the giant diprotodon. […]
Throughout history, empires have risen and fallen. Many reasons are attributed to this rise and fall; disease, famine, invasion. However, what is generally overlooked is the role food, and food economics, in this rise and fall of empires and civilizations. The historic practice of agriculture Ever since the […]
Soil erosion is one of the biggest land degradation issues plaguing the current world. I’ve touched on this topic in the land degradation series. However, a recap is warranted: Today, we are losing 30-40% of the world’s arable soil due to erosion every year, according to FOA. That […]
Animal rights and protection is a major force in today’s world. From preventing abuse of animals to conserving wildlife in forests, we are doing everything within our grasp to ensure we protect and preserve the huge variety of animal life around us. While buzz phrases like “conservation biology”, […]
The environment has been a part of human observation and manipulation since humans evolved. Naturally, once human beings developed the concepts of language, speech and complex thinking, the importance of the environment and nature would have been a big topic for them. Nature was thought to be a […]
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For a while now, scientists have been professing a switch to a vegetarian diet to counter the impacts of climate change. On March 26, 2016, there was an article on TIME magazine as well, about this. According to that article, livestock contributes…