Most Recent Trends
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Increased growth in agricultural production has resulted in increased global agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. The three most common gases emitted in agriculture are nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, and methane--with a huge proportion of these emissions coming from livestock production.
The recent growth of “benefit corporations” signals that companies are beginning to look beyond simple profit-driven models. These B corporations are taking into consideration how they can have a positive impact on both society and the environment.
Food price volatility has increased dramatically since 2006 and can be traced to various forces affecting global supply and demand, including: climate change, policies promoting the use of biofuels, rising energy and fertilizer prices, poor harvests, and rising global food demand. As both climate change and population growth continue to increase, there is reason to believe that food commodity prices will be both higher and more volatile in the decades to come.