Fill Your Plate With Chicken Stories

Chicken production in the United States is a colossal industry controlled by a few vertically integrated companies. On a much smaller scale, it’s also heritage breeds and increasingly popular backyard flocks. As the latest avian flu outbreak makes headlines, journalist Christine Heinrichs looks at environmental reporting opportunities related to poultry pathogens, pollution and more.

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October 29, 2022 to November 4, 2022

Science Journalism Forum

The third annual SJF is a virtual global event where science journalists, writers, publishers, scientists, students and academia can share new ideas and thoughts in science journalism — and pitch story ideas to the world’s top editors. Topics include Climate & Environment, Water, Food & Farming, Biodiversity and many more. SEJ members get 50% off tickets.


"Alaska’s Snow Crabs Have Disappeared. Where They Went Is A Mystery."

"The theories are many. The crabs moved into Russian waters. They are dead because predators got them. They are dead because they ate each other. The crabs scuttled off the continental shelf and scientists just didn’t see them. Alien abduction."

Source: Washington Post, 08/26/2022

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


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