Sustainable farming in an interconnected world

June 5, 2020

 

Farm

Recently, UofG professor Kevin McCann published an article, "How we're turning local environmental problems into global issues by engineering nature", in The Conversation. In the article, McCann looks at how certain agricultural processes are causing negative externalities on a global scale, for example run-off from farms leading to ecological "dead zones" caused by algae build-up in water bodies. Ultimately, McCann praises organizations like ALUS for advocating for more sustainable agricultural practices, while advising those concerned about the environment that acting globally often starts with thinking locally.

For the article in The Conversation, or to listen to Dr. McCann's interview on the most recent BiRN podcast, check out the links below:

https://theconversation.com/how-were-turning-local-environmental-problems-into-global-issues-by-engineering-nature-136474

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2H32GKcvjO6OcIEc1iCrGu