Despite important progress made over the past ten years in restoring and improving the state of South Africa’s marine resources, significant challenges remain. According to a new report by WWF-SA, many of South Africa’s inshore marine resources are still considered overexploited or collapsed.
Sustainability and Disruption
Food giants Kraft and Nestlé have given their backing to a ‘game-changing’ technology that will allow the recovery of aluminum from flexible laminates such as beverage and coffee pouches.
There are a lot of myths out there about organic foods ... Now, before I get yelled at too much, let me state unequivocally that I’m not saying organic farming is bad – far from it. There are some definite upsides and benefits that come from many organic farming methods. My goal in this post isn’t to bash organic farms, instead, it’s to bust the worst of the myths that surround them so that everyone can judge organic farming based on facts. In particular, there are four myths thrown around like they’re real that just drive me crazy, writes Christie Wilcox, PhD student and science writer, in this post on Scientific American.
As scientists expect drought to become more common due to global warming in coming years, this could impact everything from the price of food to the price of fuel planet-wide. As a result, for the last several years agribusiness giants like Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta have been pursuing genetic modification to enable the corn plant to thrive even without enough rain. And now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering approving just such a new corn.
More Articles ...
- Better food packaging can cut 1.3bn ton waste bill
- Humanity hitting the resource ceiling
- Steps to avert SA’s water crisis
- Dutch hothouses could help solve world food crisis
- Puzzle persists for 'degradable' plastics
- Buy local, support poverty
- Water needs to be a globally traded commodity
- What is your water footprint?