Now you’ve done it, health fiends, you’ve really done it. You’ve eaten so much kale that farmers can no longer keep up. Really. There’s a global kale shortage happening and it could spell spinach for all of us. The horror.
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Scientists at Australia’s CSIRO have developed a salt-tolerant variety of wheat by using genes from an ancient variety of wheat. The salt-tolerant variety yields 25% more grain on saline soils than other varieties.
These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.
The Australian government funded a study to determine if aquifer recharge could yield potable water.
Food Policy Friday: United States, Australia, and Canada Announce Joint Efforts to Develop Genetically Modified Wheat
We’ve talked a lot about genetically modified crops here at Eat. Drink. Better — the ongoing battle in the EU over Monsanto’s MON-810 maize, Obama’s refusal to halt genetic engineering in the US sugar-beet industry, and the politics behind it all. But one frankenfood we haven’t discussed is wheat. Why? Well, mainly because it doesn’t […]
Liquid Gold from the Land Down Under: Yellingbo Ships Recyclable Cask-Fulls of Goodness Right to Your Door
Question: What does organic olive oil, the environment, love songs, Tsunami relief and adventures on the high seas all have in common? Answer: One extraordinary man. And his name is Jeremy Meltzer, philanthropist-adventurer-musician turned entrepreneur-olive farmer who found passion, purpose and prosperity in a 100% recyclable cask of extra virgin olive oil. So, when Divya […]