Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Denmark to pioneer CO2 tax on

Denmark to pioneer CO2 tax on farms in a global first

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Denmark, a major pork and dairy exporter, is slated to become the first country to impose a carbon dioxide tax on livestock emissions beginning in 2030. This daring step intends to dramatically cut the agricultural sector's carbon footprint while also Read More...

Wildflowers in nature reserve in the UK

How ocean vegetables could help tackle the global food crisis

As the world population is expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, we need to increase our food production by 70 percent to be able to feed everyone. But more importantly, we need to figure out ways to do it sustainably. Traditional agriculture won’t cut it because of growing water scarcity Read More...

Free range chickens in a poultry farm surrounded by woods

“Regenerative Meat” — The meaning behind a new food label

If you’ve shopped for meat lately, you might have noticed that some packaging is sporting a new label: “regenerative meat.” Just like “grass-fed” or “antibiotic-free,” this sounds good, but what exactly does it mean, and what qualifications must a farm achieve to label its products as Read More...

World’s first underwater far

World’s first underwater farm is growing fruits and veggies once again

While floating farms are already an indication of how agriculture might look like in the future, underwater farms are just getting started. With that said, their prospects to increase food security across the world look promising. Just recently, the world’s first underwater farm started producing Read More...

Tree fungus can help boost tom

Tree fungus can help boost tomato yields and improve flavor

Ceriporia lacerata is a type of fungus that causes trees to rot, but researchers have recently discovered that the fungus holds significant potential in helping boost tomato yields and reduce the need for fertilizers. Fertilizers are often used on tomato farms because the plant has a long growth Read More...

Futuristic plant-monitoring bu

Futuristic plant-monitoring buggy makes farming more sustainable

With a heavy reliance on fertilizers, pesticides, and valuable water supplies, it’s needless to say that our current farming practices are anything but environment-friendly. And with a growing population, agriculture’s effects on our climate are only expected to worsen in the next few Read More...

A sustainable farming movement

A sustainable farming movement in Brazil looks to save the Amazon

In the Amazon, more land is cleared for cattle than anything else. It’s easy enough to clear – chop down a few trees, light a few fires. But restoring the forest? Bringing back life and the greenness? That is far, far harder. But that’s exactly what scientists at the Experimental Active Read More...

Rotterdam to build another sus

Rotterdam to build another sustainable floating farm for chickens

Last year, Rotterdam became home to the world’s first floating dairy farm, showing a radical new way of bringing farming back into the city, with minimal impact on resources and the environment. Now, a similarly eye-catching agricultural project is ready to take off in the city’s harbor. The Read More...

Agrivoltaics: The mission to c

Agrivoltaics: The mission to combine agriculture with solar farming

Are fields of open, often fertile land better used for producing renewable energy or food? The United States already hosts more than 2 million solar installations, and photovoltaic capacity is projected to more than double over the next five years. Meanwhile, our growing global population means Read More...

State programs propagate susta

State programs propagate sustainable farming practices from the ground up

Systematic change often propagates from the state level upward, and when it comes to innovative farming techniques, this means state-sponsored sustainability initiatives. In agricultural states, such as Minnesota, governments have been issuing loans to sponsor sustainable projects like buffer Read More...