Will climate change seal the end of the Mediterranean diet?

Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

We often read about how climate change will impact the way we live as if it was something yet to come, a threat still far away from us. Most of us think that maybe our children or (the more optimistic ones) our grandchildren will have to deal with it, but…


Here’s why trees could save coffee production from climate change

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Once the Covid-19 pandemic will be swept away by mass vaccination programs, we will most likely feel that we have finally gotten our world back. No more virus, no more problems which are threating our daily lives (at least in the Western World). It will be then, when we will…


The bitter reality of unsustainable coffee and what you can do to stop it

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I will take the chance of coming across as blasphemous to the coffee lovers out there, but I have to admit that coffee had never been really part of my life, at least before University. Once I stepped into college world I soon understood that, without coffee, I would have…


An Italian(’s) dilemma

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This one is gonna be tough. As a severe pasta addict myself, writing about the unsustainability of its production is gonna make my heart skip a bit, but I knew the time would eventually come to address this heartbreaking topic. So, hold your breath, and let’s dive into it.

Quite…


Water and soil conservation in agriculture

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If I were to compare an obsolete technology with a more efficient once, I’d probably pick the replacement of faxes with e-mails. When e-mails came into existence, faxes, despite having played a major role in the sector of communication technology, gradually disappeared.

Regenerative farming and conventional agriculture can be compared…


When the threat comes from the seas

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I’m not a great fan of salty food myself, but I think it is safe to say that salt should be present only in the last stage of the life cycle of a crop, which is on the dinner table, and in any case definitely not on the field where…


Well, it’s complicated

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I know, the title sounds odd. Usually, when we talk about climate change, the best case scenario looks like an imminent apocalypse, ready to wipe us off from the planet. Although we certainly should be very much concerned about the worrying effects of climate change, truth is that different areas…


We can breed better plants, but we can’t breed better soils

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When we think of climate change and agriculture, the first images that come to our minds tend to be yellowish plants wilting under a scorching sun or fields infested with new and exotic pests, now acclimatized to a warmer and wetter weather. What we don’t think about, is that plants…


3 agriculture digitalization projects I took part in

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As a matter of fact, we live in an era where having access to the internet makes the difference between making a living or not, for the majority of people. Despite the attempts of portraying life in the countryside as the last stand of a tech-free existence, chances are that…


A short story of sustainability and adaptation

Grapes on Pantelleria Island. Photo by Fabio Gambina on ALL FOOD Sicily

Disclaimer: this is not a guide on how to produce a best-selling wine! So, if you thought of quitting your job to follow a rural dream filled with grapes and money, I will stop you right there.

However, if you are curious to know how some people managed to actually…

Mattia Bradley

Agronomist and traveller. Passionate about sustainability and philosophy. Admin of blog https://agrisustainia.wordpress.com/

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