Sustainability

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Future of urban farming is sky-high

Urban planning may very well include greenhouses on every skyscraper rooftop and gardens along their facades, according to a story in the Diplomatic Courier. These greenhouses can use just 10% of the water and 5% of the space needed for farms, says Theodore Caplow, executive director of New York Sun Works. Columbia professor Dickson Despommier,

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Future of urban farming is sky-high

Urban planning may very well include greenhouses on every skyscraper rooftop and gardens along their facades, according to a story in the Diplomatic Courier. These greenhouses can use just 10% of the water and 5% of the space needed for farms, says Theodore Caplow, executive director of New York Sun Works. Columbia professor Dickson Despommier,

Health

Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

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Eating cheese may benefit your gut

Scientists may have just discovered another reason to nosh on cheese: a recent study showed that eating fermented dairy products may have a positive effect on the gut’s microbiota, according to a story in Time. Cheese—and to a degree, milk—help gut bacteria reduce the production of TMAO, a metabolite created when digesting red meat that

Innovation

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Future trends in food technology

The R&D branch of media agency Maxus predicts five technology-driven trends that will impact the future of food, according to a story on Popsop. Lab-grown foods will continue to develop, and 3-D printers and nanopackaging will change how food is created and stored. In the world of apps, those designed to educate consumers on topics

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Ocean seafood failing the acid test

German marine biologist Ulf Riebesell says the unchecked pace of ocean acidification threatens to deplete future supplies of seafood and fish. Ulf Riebesell The increasing acidity of the world’s oceans is happening silently and invisibly for now. But the impact on our food chain—including declining numbers of certain edible species—will become more and more visible

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Future trends in food technology

The R&D branch of media agency Maxus predicts five technology-driven trends that will impact the future of food, according to a story on Popsop. Lab-grown foods will continue to develop, and 3-D printers and nanopackaging will change how food is created and stored. In the world of apps, those designed to educate consumers on topics

Food Safety

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Fresh Seafood? There’s an App for That

New England fishermen are working with technology experts to develop a smartphone app that will provide the history of fresh seafood, reports 680 News. Developed in cooperation with the the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the tool will incorporate data on the catch, landing, auction, processing, and delivery of a piece of fish. The project

Food Culture

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Western Consumers Not Ready for Bugs

Despite the promotion of bugs as being a sustainable alternative to meat, Westerners are not yet receptive to snacking on crickets and mealworms. According to The Salt, randomized surveys indicate that most Westerners have never eaten an insect and are unlikely to. British researcher Ophelia Deroy contends that this is not because they are disgusted

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