More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label: A rebellious group of about 15 farmers and scientists from around the country are creating the standards for an additional organic certification program that would indicate that a plant had been grown in soil.
Pet food is an environmental disaster – are vegan dogs the answer? - A quarter of the impact of meat production comes from the pet-food industry. Has the time come to change what we feed our dogs and cats?
'Toxic garbage will be sold here': Outcry as Brazil moves to loosen pesticide laws - A Brazilian Congress commission has approved a controversial bill to lift restrictions on pesticides despite fierce opposition from environmentalists, prosecutors, health and environment ministry bodies, and even United Nations special rapporteurs. Driven by a powerful agribusiness lobby, the bill now needs to be voted on in both houses of Congress and sanctioned by President Michel Temer before becoming law.