Agriculture is one of the hardest human activities to decarbonize; people must eat, but the land-use practices associated with growing crops account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.
A technology being studied to curb climate change - one that could be put in place in one or two decades if work on the technology began now - would affect food productivity in parts of planet Earth in dramatically different ways, benefiting some areas, and adversely affecting others, according to projections prepared by a Rutgers-led team of scientists.
Semifinalists for the third annual Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge have been announced and 38 teams of innovators will now vie for a part of $1 million USD across three award levels – two Seeding The Future Grand Prizes ($250,000 each), three Growth Grants ($100,000 each), and eight Seed Grants ($25,000 each).
The sun and the sea – both abundant and free – are being harnessed in a unique project to create vertical sea farms floating on the ocean that can produce fresh water for drinking and agriculture.
As the Earth's human population grows, greenhouse gas emissions from the world's food system are on track to expand.
Coffee manufacturer Atinkana pursues a vision of sustainability: in the long run, they want to restore the original structure of the virgin forest in Colombia and make the soil more fertile.
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, authors Gabriel Gellner and Kevin McCann from the University of Guelph and SFI External Professor Alan Hastings (UC Davis) invert a classical approach to modeling food webs.
Reducing waste is one way to help combat hunger around the world, but stricter control over food loss and waste does not lead to better environmental outcomes, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Colorado Boulder.
TIPA, a global leader in compostable packaging solutions for food and fashion announced today its partnership with two of the largest packaging manufacturers in the US, PPC Flexible Packaging and Clearview Packaging, to start using TIPA’s technology to produce compostable packaging for their respective customers.
Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is awash with the stuff, but water — specifically, the clean and drinkable kind — is inaccessible to billions of people.