"Agriculture, Health, Environment: Interview with Piero Bevilacqua," interview by Idamaria Fusco

The interview with Piero Bevilacqua touches on a broad range of subjects: From the use of pesticides to the “Green Revolution”; from GMOs to biodynamic and biological agriculture, and the respect of biodiversity; from modern farming’s wasteful use of water to Common Agricultural Policy with its nonsustainable exploitation of farmland.

First Industrial Use of the Haber Process

The Haber Process is a chemical process that converts ammonia into nitrogen and oxygen gas. Nitrogen is an extremely potent fertilizer, and prior to its chemical mass production, was only available in bird and bat feces. The invention of this process and its large-scale use starting in 1913 revolutionized agriculture around the world.