WTO Deal on Fishing Subsidies May Reduce Ocean Overfishing

A new World Trade Organization agreement to limit global overfishing may yield important stories for environmental journalists, as billions of people around the world rely on already heavily exploited fish stocks as their main source of protein. This Backgrounder offers details on the pact and how it tries to address the problem, while providing resources for your reporting.

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July 27, 2022

Dishing the Truth: How Conflict, Climate & COVID-19 Impact Food Systems

Tough crises threaten our global food systems, with potentially devastating consequences for human, animal and environmental health. Join Internews’ President Jeanne Bourgault for a conversation with journalist Thin Lei Win to discuss the global food shortage and how journalists can better cover it. 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET.


Record-Breaking Seafood Production Must See ‘Blue Transformation’: FAO

"Nearly one in four people across the planet don’t have access to a nutritious diet. But the latest “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” (SOFIA) report by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) outlines a “blue transformation” with the potential to take the edge off critical food security issues."

Source: Mongabay, 07/12/2022

Farmers Markets Offer Many Local Environmental Stories

Reporters needn’t always go far and wide to find environment angles. A case in point is your local farmers market, which can yield a variety of food-related stories, ranging from food justice and urban agriculture to pesticides and organics. That and a few tasty samples on the side. TipSheet takes a stroll through the aisles for the backstory, plus reporting resources and story ideas.

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