Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and calls for global policies to boost the conservation of both agriculture and the six-footed creatures.
The publication, entitled Insect Atlas, comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation. →
Read more via Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture — Waking Times
September 19, 2019 – Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →
Read more via ‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil — Waking Times
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
Major corporations involved with commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya pledged in 2010 to end deforestation over the next decade—but instead of fulfilling that promise, a new Greenpeace International analysis found the companies are set to destroy at least 50 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020.
Read more via In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain — Waking Times