Leaders of the three largest seed and chemical companies say it’s technologically possible to reduce farming’s environmental footprint while feeding a growing global population, but they worry policymakers and regulators will stand in the way.
With an eye on the future of agriculture and the need to address shareholders and customers expectations, Bayer confirmed an ambitious plan to address climate change and a more sustainable farming future during events in Monheim, Germany, this week.
The CEO of seed and chemical giant Corteva Agriscience believes farmers must play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and says he's working with other companies as well as academics and non-governmental organizations to address the climate issue.
Cotton growers who have been struggling with trade tensions and competition from synthetic fibers are increasingly under pressure from manufacturers and retailers to prove that their crop is environmentally sustainable.
The Democratic presidential candidates are rallying around a carbon tax as a central solution to climate change, but putting the idea into law will mean overcoming concerns of farm groups about the tax’s intended goal - raising the cost of fossil fuels.
During an historic, televised town hall on the climate issue, the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls agreed broadly on imposing taxes or caps on carbon emissions and shifting to electric vehicles, and some candidates said Americans should be encouraged to reduce meat consumption.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a sweeping 10-year plan to carry out the Green New Deal and reshape U.S. agriculture through regulations and subsidies to reduce its environmental impact and push farmers into organic methods and smaller scales of production.