Food


Could Underwater Farming Feed the World?

Source: popsci.com Published: December 5, 2016 By Jeremy Deaton   Ocean-bound entrepreneur envisions ecological restoration and economic revival. Click here to watch “What is 3D Farming?”: https://youtu.be/NtBaX5oiUSA Worldwide, farmland consumes an area roughly...

Beyond Sustainability: GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farm

Source: impactalpha.com Published: January 13, 2016 NOTE: Requires an Impact Alpha membership to view Marina Leytes R. Buckminster Fuller was a founding father of systems thinking. You can look it up. And you can look up an index of ideas that honor such thinking in...

New Discovery May Benefit Farmers Worldwide

Source: sciencedaily.com Published: September 26, 2016 Finger millet field. Source: University of Guelph Summary: Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a...

How a Cambridge Tech Startup Is Trying to Change Farming

Source: boston.com Published: July 29, 2016 Making food more sustainable and helping farmers turn a profit are two of Indigo’s main goals. –Reuters Indigo is using microbes to make super healthy, hardy crops. By Justine Hofherr, Staff Writer Tyler McClendon,...

Good Riddance Chemicals: Microbes Are Farming’s Hot New Pesticides

Source: wired.com Published: March 21, 2016 Getty Images Sarah Zhang Organics are in. Chemicals are out. With today’s food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased agricultural yields in the 20th century are looking…not so...

Ecological Intensification of Agriculture: Ideas That Begin to Take Root

Source: jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com Published: November 9, 2016 In this post Nahuel Policelli discusses a recent paper by Timothy M. Bowles and colleagues ‘Ecological intensification and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of tillage and cover crop effects‘...

These Amazing Zero-Waste Buildings Were Grown from Mushrooms

Source: inhabitat.com  Published: June 27, 2017 Written by Lidija Grozdanic Could the buildings of the future be grown instead of built? Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has found a way to grow living structures using mushroom mycelium. Vesaluoma worked with...