The newest thinking on sustainable, healthy, delicious farming comprises two key movements: one focused on the importance of land and the soil and another completely eschewing soil for hydroponics in urban buildings, reports The Hartman Group.
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A grey warehouse in an industrial park in Indiana is an unlikely place to find the future of market gardening. But it is, nevertheless, home to a pristine, climate-controlled room full of eerily perfect plants. They grow 22 hours a day, 365 days a year in 25-foot towers, untouched by pests and bathed in an alien pink light.
Like it or not, you're a carnivore. You can eat meat or you can pass it up, but either way, spare yourself any moral agony — a new study confirms our brains are hardwired to justify such decisions to ourselves.
Arnold van Huis, an entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, studies the eating of insects, or entomophagy, and is the author of ', published in 2013 by the UN's FAO. Now he's hosting to address the question of whether insects can feed the world. Ahead of the conference opening today 14 in Wageningen, van Huis talked to Nature about researching, and dining on, this neglected food source.
Mars, in a partnership, is building a 200MW wind farm near Lamesa, Texas, that will generate 100 percent of the electricity needs of all of Mars’ US operations. Mars claims it's the biggest long-term commitment to renewable energy use of any food manufacturing business in the US.
Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases.
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