It has been of great interest among plant geneticists to develop other crop plants that avoid photorespiration.
Recent press coverage of soil carbon sequestration on farms creates the dangerous impression that we can easily store a significant fraction of CO2 from fossil fuel emissions through better soil management.
Soy milk seems to leave the smallest footprint on the environment.
[We need] a report card that grades plant production, soil organic matter, biodiversity and nutrient balance against our best measures of what they would be in a world without humans.
I asked myself whether cotton vs. linen shirts, or nylon or denim pants, left a greater footprint on the environment.
Potassium…. may emerge as problematic…. as large areas of highly weathered tropical soils….are converted to agriculture.
Policies devoted to bioenergy should be redirected toward efforts to protect terrestrial carbon stocks and recarbonize the biosphere.
It is easy to overlook the life under sea ice in the Antarctic, but as climate warms, sea ice will diminish and so will the growth of algae that depends on it
If low levels of insecticides, many of them endocrine disruptors, are involved, humans are certainly exposed as well