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Sustainability and Disruption
The world urgently needs new and sustainable sources of protein. Two South African entrepreneurs believe one answer lies in the humble maggot (larva of a fly). Their business, AgriProtein, is already well on the path to large-scale commercialisation of a win-win-win, non-marine-based alternative for livestock and fish farming feed.
An earlier article on UCT's Professor Jill Farrant notes that in 40 years time, as people sit down to a bowl of cornflakes at breakfast time, they might just want to close their eyes and offer thanks to this South African scientist. Farrant's work on developing drought-resistant plants could have a profound impact on the world as climate change affects agriculture - and it is for this reason that Farrant has been selected as the African/Arab laureate for the 2012 L’Oréal-Unesco Awards in Life Sciences. Every year it recognises five exceptional women scientists from around the world, from hundreds of nominations.
Pick n Pay has been recognised by the World Wildlife Fund-South Africa (WWF0SA) for its commitment to transforming its entire fresh, frozen and canned seafood operations by the end of 2015 in a bid to address concerns about the exploitation of global seafood resources.
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.
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.
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