I I’m still reeling from the climate study released earlier this week, which revealed that Earth has exceeded its “safe operating space for humanity” based on six of the nine indicators tracked — climate, biodiversity, land, freshwater, nutrient pollution, Man-made chemicals. .

It’s not surprising, but it’s very worrying. Time is running out to prepare the food supply chain for a worsening climate crisis, but we can all take steps to reduce our impact now. Try. Maybe ditch the plastic this weekend and see how you feel.

—Chloe Sorvino, staff writer

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says 2023 is the worst year ever for billion-dollar climate disasters.

This year it is already The worst year ever for multi-billion dollar climate disasters In the United States, a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states, experts warn that extreme events are likely to become more frequent and severe unless drastic action is taken to limit human-caused climate change.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report said that 2023 has witnessed 23 separate weather or climate disasters so far that caused at least $1 billion in damage. In all events It caused the death of 253 people Costs exceeded $57.6 billion.

Smucker’s buys flight attendant brands in $5.6 billion snack deal

The maker of Jif peanut butter, Smucker’s jelly, and Folgers coffee is Expanding its snack food empire To include the popular Twinkie product in a $5.6 billion deal that will see Hostess Brands acquired by JM Smucker.

Dams and flood control devices are ‘not ready’ for more extreme climate

Dams and flood control devices are built to withstand today’s weather conditions. But as the climate warms, Events of unknown size So now it is more likely to happen.

Ancient plant protein could create climate-resilient crops

Reconstructed ancient plant protein should Helping crops cope with the continuing rise in global temperatures“, says the Cornell University plant biologist.

Water quality is expected to decline as severe weather increases, a new study says

Droughts, heatwaves, rainstorms and floods are This makes it difficult to ensure access to clean waterthe researchers found.

Nespresso launches its first biodegradable paper capsules

The coffee giant has launched a range of at-home compostable pods in France and Switzerland, in response Pressure is growing around the wasteful nature of aluminum pods.

Field notes

A large plate of pesto chickpeas, chickpeas in yogurt, and sweet vegetable harissa, courtesy of Chef Samah Dada. A pop-up dinner at the warehouse of local food delivery service Farm To People’s Brooklyn Advance this month. Dada, along with Farm To People founders Michael Rubinoff and Annina von Haaften, are all 30 Under 30 – food and beverage menu makers.

then, The rest of the holiday: Charred broccolini, whole roasted cauliflower, spaghetti squash, rice and beans, and lots of tangy salsa verde.

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Chloe Sorvino He leads food and agriculture coverage as a writer on the Enterprise team at Forbes. her, The Raw Deal: Hidden corruption, corporate greed, and the fight for the future of meat, published December 6, 2022, with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books. Nearly nine years working at Forbes have taken her to the secret test kitchen for In-N-Out Burger, drought-stricken farms in California’s Central Valley, burning national forests logged by a timber billionaire, a century-old slaughterhouse in Omaha and even… A chocolate croissant factory designed in the shape of a medieval castle in northern France.

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