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Dandelions for more sustainable rubber

Researchers and start-ups are nourishing the roots of a sustainable alternative to the rubber tree  Cornish and her group at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences are growing a special variety of dandelion from Kazakhstan known by… read more

‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanis..

Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn’t be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don’t see them on the road… read more

Turning chicken poop and weeds into biofuel

Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to turn it into biofuel, and now… read more

Costs and benefits of organic farming:

Yields Benefits: Some studies suggest that the stability of yields might be higher under organic management. Costs: Yields under organic management are on average 19 to 25 per cent lower than under conventional management. Context: Many cereals show higher yield… read more

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for susta..

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental… read more