Interactive graphics show the origins of our food crops

For the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply and has found that more than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often very far away. According to the study, this trend that has accelerated over the past 50 years, […]

Drones help farmers deal with natural disasters

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the government of the Philippines and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and to quickly assess […]