sustainable agriculture

“Africa Is Dying”

This was the sobering message I received last week as part of a delegation to Senegal from the American Jewish World Service. Senegal is in the Sahel, a 1,000 kilometer-wide African region between the Sahara on the north and the sub-tropics to the south.  It is relatively well-watered, but is nevertheless a poster child for …


Meat and climate change redux

Back in January, I blogged about the link between meat production and GHGs. has taken up this issue recently, with an interesting article by Tom Philpott making the case that U.S. livestock production is a significant contributor to GHG emissions, and a rebuttal from farmer Eliot Coleman. As Philpott’s article notes, a U.N. FAO …