Tom Levitt is a journalist and editor, based in London. Before joining chinadialogue he was deputy editor at the Ecologist magazine. He also set up and ran MSN environment. His work has featured in CNN, Grist and the guardian. He specialises in food, farming and environmental issues.
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A mix of new and old technologies such as aquaponics and polytunnels are helping to make profitable city-based farming a reality in the world’s biggest cities
Compassion for animals was considered counter-revolutionary but now the younger generation increasingly find cruelty unacceptable
China’s overseas expansion is marked by corruption, poorly treated workers and a lack of social integration
Ozone and mercury pollution from Chinese industry is contributing to worsening air quality in west coast states like California.
Study draws link between low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides – the most widely used insecticides in the world - and long-term brain damage.
Direct personal experience of global warming is on the rise in the US, according to a new study. Could it push more people into seeing it as a risk they want to solve?
Badly planned urban sprawl is cutting up traditional Chinese communities, which want better-connected cities and not the American suburban dream, says US architect Peter Calthorpe.
Genetically modified (GM) food crops are being blamed for a growing weed-resistance epidemic in the US as experts urge return of traditional crop rotation and diversity.
Lab-grown meat could help reduce the environmental footprint of intensive farming. But will it ever appeal to vegetarians and eco-conscious consumers?
China’s growing agribusinesses and demand for soybeans and meat is bringing intensive farming and the risk of further deforestation in Brazil and beyond.