The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that healthy plants give us oxygen, reduce hunger and poverty, protect the environment and boost economic development. Plants make up 80 per cent of the food we eat, but every year about half succumb to pest and disease. Climate change and reduced biodiversity are big contributors.
About The Author
November 27, 2019
April 27, 2023
December 29, 2021
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.