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Where’s the Super Food? (the article)

Scientists have genetically engineered several biofortified food plants to tackle a scourge of developing countries—micronutrient malnutrition. The crops have yet to be planted on a wide scale, but that may be about to change. Right now, one billion people are… read more

Bugs can solve food crisis

A tropical entomologist argues that edible insects offer a sustainable alternative for conventional meat. Insects sold at Laotian market > As early as 1885, the British entomologist Vincent M. Holt wrote a booklet with the title: “Why not eat insects?”… read more

Water Stress and the Himalayas

Is this the future? In 50 years time, within half a century from now, Himalayan glaciers will have receded significantly, fish stocks will have vanished and cultivatable land will have largely depleted, especially in developing countries. As a result, the… read more

Bio vegetables from the slums

In the slums of Capetown (South Africa) you can find over 2000 organic vegetablle gardens. The owners get better food for themselves and they can earn some extra money because the demand of organic food is growing fast in the… read more

Growing Food Locally: in the city

Integrating Agriculture Into the Built Environment In greenhouses atop the Vinegar Factory market and adjoining bakery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Eli Zabar grows fresh tomatoes, a wide variety of greens, strawberries, and even figs. Eli Zabar’s bakery and market… read more