The PAGE Agroecosystems study analyzed qualitative and quantitative indicators of the condition of the world's agroecosystems in terms of the delivery of a number of key goods and services valued by society.
Biodiversity is a fundamental basis for agricultural production and food security, as well as a valuable ingredient of environmental conservation.
The world's farmers face a major challenge achieving food security for 5.7 billion people while producing crops sustainably.
Although some pesticides have been restricted or banned because they pose risks of cancer, birth defects, or neurological damage, little attention has so far been given to what may be their greatest risk: impairment of human and animal immune systems.
Although the notion of sustainable agriculture is attracting considerable interest, little information has been available for evaluating current levels of agricultral sustainability in the United States or the policy options that will best promote it.
Special focus on the spread of toxic wastes in the developed world and sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.