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Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Breeding, Artificial Selection, Selecting Traits, Human Directed Evolution, Food Crops, Corn, Watermelon, Peaches, Infographic )

Brian
- 3 days ago - vox.com
"Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste."
Synthetic Biology's Revolutionary and Often Disquieting Impact on Our Food System
Science & Tech  (tags: Synthetic Biology, Risks, Benefits, Ethical Issues, Responsibility, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Farmers, Synbio, Genetic Engineering )

Brian
- 16 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"We are increasingly entering an era in which the gap between technology and the public's understanding and comfort with technology is quite large."
GMO 'Foreign Gene' Fears? Breeders Incorporating Unknown' DNA Into Food Crops for Centuries
Science & Tech  (tags: Artificial Selection, Agriculture, Horticulture, Breeding, Selection of Traits, Genetic Engineering, Genetic Modification, Food Crops )

Brian
- 27 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"Labelling plants and their derived foods GMO and non-GMO is clearly a distinction without a difference."
5 Step Plan to Feed the World and Cut Environmental Impact of Farming
Science & Tech  (tags: food, agriculture, feed the world )

Joe
- 87 days ago - ecojoes.com
A brief summary of a great article in National Geographic, talking about a 5 step plan to feed the estimated 9 billion people that'll live on Earth by 2050. Chiggity check it out!
Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, agriculture )

Freya
- 316 days ago - space-travel.com
Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn't a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future. Developing this technology addresses some of the grand challenges to our civilization.
Monsanto Is Losing the Press
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, business, environment, investigation, research, science, technology )

Kit
- 469 days ago - motherjones.com
It appears that farmers have gotten part of the message: Biotechnology alone will not solve their rootworm problems. But instead of shifting away from those corn hybrids, or from corn altogether, many are doubling down on insect-fighting -->
Silent Killer Has Beekeepers Buzzing
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, farms, crops, CCD, insects bees, beekeepers, endangered, protection, killing, extinction )

Dee
- 472 days ago - timesunion.com
Stephen Wilson, wearing a bee suit, checks on one of his 11 hives in his apiary on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Altamont, N.Y. Wilson said that each of his hives have between 60,000 to 100,000 bees. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
Multi-Technology Synergy to Grow Food in the Desert
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, environment, seawater, food, desert, Qatar, design, technology, research, agriculture )

Michael
- 486 days ago - ecogeek.org
A project in Qatar is putting together a number of different systems in a complex project intended to "produce food, fresh water and clean energy in deserts using seawater."
Study Reveals GMO Corn to Be Highly Toxic
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 547 days ago - rt.com
A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals
Carbon Dioxide Could Save Strawberries From Parasitic Mites
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, parasite, parasitic mites, prevention, chemical based pesticide, CO2, carbon dioxide, agriculture, Japan )

Naoko
- 618 days ago - mainichi.jp
A method of protecting strawberry plantsfrom two-spotted spider mites without chemical-based pesticides might help farmers in Miyagi Prefecture who were devastated by the tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Video: Food MythBusters Teaser... Official Launch Food Day, Oct 24
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, food, agriculture, marketing, NewTechnology, technology, study, scientists, safety, discovery, environment, humans )

JL
- 747 days ago - foodmyths.org
A pioneering new initiative of the Real Food Media Project, Food MythBusters provides a set of tools--animated videos, live action short documentaries, online resources, and more--to help spread the real story about what we eat.
End Hunger Worldwide - Lettuce Evolve New Sustainable Food Systems
Science & Tech  (tags: Lettuce, evolve, end, hunger, vertical, deployable, aquaponic, planter, DAP, system, hydroponics, gardening, sustainable, agriculture, organic, green, enviornmental, fresh, food, plant, farm, eco, water, clean, poverty, how, to, permanently, africa )

John
- 1064 days ago - indiegogo.com
This is a vertically stacked Aquaponic unit that combines a planter and reservoir in one unit. It uses fish waste to fertilize plants within the system. It uses 80-90% less water than soil farming, while producing higher plant yields. Drought resistant.
Surprise! Weeds Are Vital to the Existence of Farmland Species
Science & Tech  (tags: science, agriculture, herbicides, weeds, farming, natureeco-friendly, conservation, ecosystems, Sustainabililty, sustainable, organic )

Marty
- 1112 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
It turns out, weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
USDA Scientist: Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil
Science & Tech  (tags: science, agriculture, USDA scientist Monsanto, Roundup, Glyphosate, herbicide, genetic modification, superweeds, "Roundup Ready" GM seeda, Roundup damages soil )

Judy
- 1159 days ago - motherjones.com
Monsanto's real PR headache involves one of its flagship products very much in the here and now: the herbicide Roundup (chemical name: glyphosate), upon which Monsanto has built a highly profitable empire of "Roundup Ready" genetically modified seeds.
 

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