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Environmentally friendly farming practices used by..

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. The researchers analyzed farms that use some form of… read more

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect.“I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the… read more

Genetic modified crops: the solution for the worl..

Can gentech help us feed all 10 billion mouths in 2050? An estimated 815 million people go hungry these days according to a report of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is about 11 % of the world population. Shocking… read more

Food or fuel? How environmental is biofuel?

At the time of the Arab oil export embargo in the 1970s, importing countries asked themselves if there were alternatives. In the United States, Europe and Brazil, the idea of growing crops to produce fuel for cars was appealing. The… read more

Edible insects could cut harmful emissions

Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests. Replacing half of the meat eaten worldwide with crickets and mealworms would cut farmland use by a third, substantially reducing emissions… read more