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Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, agriculture )

Freya
- 127 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
- 281 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
- 284 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
- 298 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
- 359 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
- 430 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
- 559 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
- 876 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
- 924 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
- 971 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.
Saving Water, One Field at a Time
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, conservation, NASA, news, satellites, US, waterenvironment, NewTechnology )

Dan
- 1197 days ago - technologyreview.com
NASA software helps farmers efficiently manage irrigation by using data from satellites, local weather observations, and wireless sensor networks to best calculate food crop water needs. Recorded in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
What Is Organic? USDA Trying to Define It
Science & Tech  (tags: organic, organics, agriculture department, national organic standards board, usda, mark kastel, barack obama, organic valley, organic food, money and finance, agriculture, organic farming, organic foods )

Judy
- 1257 days ago - aolnews.com
If you've ever wondered exactly what that "USDA organic" seal actually means, you're in good company. The U.S. Department of Agriculture itself has been asking the same question ever since it established the National Organic Program in 2002.
Wind Farms Extend Growing Season in Certain Regions
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate change, clean energy, agriculture, wind, power, turbines, growing season, sustainable energy, research )

Mary
- 1288 days ago - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2010) -- Wind power is likely to play a large role in the future of sustainable, clean energy, but wide-scale adoption has remained elusive. Now, researchers have found wind farms' effects on local temperatures and proposed strategie
ENERGY: Planting New Seeds for the Take-Off
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, science, agriculture, research, news, discovery, world )

Cal
- 1521 days ago - ipsnews.net
A salty, crunchy salad herb known to gourmands as samphire could revolutionise agriculture in the Middle East by providing food, fodder and fuel without using a single drop of freshwater.
 

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