Researchers at the University of Colorado have discovered how to harness the power of the sun to make an eco-friendly sunlight fertilizer.
Urban farming has been reimagined with Cityblooms’ lightweight, modular, hydroponic micro-farms. They call them “growbots,” and they’re remarkably cool.
We eat lots of chicken. But these birds are not your grandmother’s chickens. The freaks of nature would shock your ancestors. Learn about chicken evolution.
What’s wrong with the state of farming and food in America? Vox posted a collection of maps, graphs, and charts that tell the story in an enjoyable way.
DO NOT eat hummus or walnuts before reading about these ongoing food recalls — also avoid the ground beef. I know, I know, I always say that — but this time (in addition to many other good reasons!) it’s an e. coli contamination thing. The week’s food safety issues aren’t just bothering 2-legged diners: if you have canine friends, beware the toxic jerky! So, yes, the week’s news does feature some ickiness. But don’t be scared — there’s also some nifty GMO news, plus research on Paleo diets, cheap food, and obesity. Holy guacamole, but there’s much to report this week!
Quinoa has become a super popular food in recent years, but it turns out this humble grain could be a key to addressing world hunger. Now we just need Bolivia to share!
Nearly 900 million people go to bed hungry, and we need the 500 million family farmers around the globe to help. Family farms are more important than ever.
Jonty Whittleton, campaigner at Compassion in World Farming, recounts the time he spent with communities in Argentina, where the ‘Big Soy’ boom is ruining lands and lives – and it’s all in the pursuit of cheaper meat and bigger profits.