Food Sustainability

A market-based approach to sustainable farming is slowly emerging. Plus: the quest for a diet that is healthy for both humans and planet; a French castle’s land is turning affordably organic; and a bug’s life for pest control on crops

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A healthy-eating revolution to tackle poor nutrition and environmental harm

Market-based tools to make an environmental supply chain financially viable

New subsidy system and trade policy questions threaten farm livelihoods and food production

Valentine de Ganay wants to grow good-quality food that everyone can afford

Concern over use of chemicals drives research into alternatives

Bean producers struggle to make a profit despite chocolate makers’ reliance on their crops

Ground reserves at risk from overpumping, inefficiencies and unquenchable demand

Local farmers gain from deal between brewer and Communist state government