A Stanford University-led study suggests that less air pollution leads to “dramatic gains” in crop yields.
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The report has highlighted China as a particular area of growth, where it claims changing tastes are leading to an increased consumption of less sustainable fish products such a salmon and shrimp.
Researchers say the study is the first of its kind and provides a comprehensive look into where nitrogen reduction programmes could have the most success in the US.
The study has also suggested different strategies the industry could adopt to protect workers' health from these changes.
A new study, which has found that reducing soil tilling increased yields and nurtured healthier soils, could help maximise the benefits of technology and guide farmers into the future.
Stanford University researchers have simulated predicted environmental conditions of the year 2100, and results have shown a decrease in rice yields and a rise in toxic arsenic levels in rice due to increased temperatures.
In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability programme in the food and agriculture space, Stanford researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.