Sustainability and Disruption
Next to , disappearing ocean life is probably the world’s greatest environmental calamity. The long-proposed solutions: more catch limits on fisheries, new tools to , and publicity campaigns to encourage the eating of nfortunately, a mere drop in the oyster bucket. When it comes to the future of our seas, .
Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming - the world's oldest industry - with an audacious and ambitious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100, do it without destroying the planet and make a pretty penny along the way.
Earlier this month, a Dutch project, beat 560 competitors from 90 countries to win the prestigious USAid grand challenge award for its salt-tolerant potato. "It's a game changer," said Dr Arjen de Vos of the Free University in Amsterdam. "We don't see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity."
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields. Why does this matter? Yields of wheat are increasing at 1 percent per year—half the rate of increase needed to keep the world fed. New progress has been reported in this quest...
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.
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.
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