“Food you’ve never heard of could end hunger”

“The term “conservation” may bring wildlife or land preservation to mind. But what about the food we eat? According to Crop Trust, an international organization working to safeguard agriculture, we only use about 1 percent of available crops… Read More

“Teens work to address needs of ‘food desert’ with vegetable-based desserts”

“From coast to coast, thousands of communities in the United States are classified by the Department of Agriculture as “food deserts” — meaning there is limited access to fresh vegetables, fruit and grocery stores. These “food deserts” tend… Read More

“A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World”

“Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn,… Read More

“Study: Climate Change Threatens Major Crops in California”

“California currently provides two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California’s climate will no longer be able to support the state’s major crops, including… Read More

“Seafood companies to be benchmarked against Sustainable Development Goals”

“The SSI focuses on the role of leading seafood companies in promoting stewardship of natural resources and production chains. To rank companies on their performance on sustainable seafood, a methodology is developed, after which data will be collected… Read More

“How lasers and robo-feeders are transforming fish farming”

“Fish farming is big business – the industry now produces about 100 million tonnes a year – and with salmon prices soaring, producers are turning to lasers, automation and artificial intelligence to boost production and cut costs.” http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43032542

“The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town”

“Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just… Read More

“Cow manure is a sticky problem for the climate”

“Dairy farms produce a lot of milk, but they also produce a lot of manure – more than one hundred pounds per day per adult cow. Many farms use large amounts of water to flush animal waste into… Read More

“How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites”

“Jiang and Ping represent one story of China and its farms. More than 90 percent of all farms in China are less than 2.5 acres, and the average farm size is among the smallest in the world. But… Read More

“BioCarbon Engineering Seeks a Greener Earth and Wallet: Chart”

Founded by former NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, the Oxford, U.K.-based company uses drones to fire biodegradable seed pods into the ground, making planting 150 times faster than traditional methods. It seeks to scale up reforestation by planting 500… Read More