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A US panel has endorsed limited genetic modification of humans — here's what that means

Sometime not necessarily too far from now, the first humans whose DNA has been intentionally edited by scientists could very likely be born.<p>The technologies that make that theoretically possible have existed for some time now and in the past few years, new discoveries have made genetic editing …

Genetics

Earth - Secrets of the world's oldest funeral feast

About 12,000 years ago, a great feast was held in honour of a mysterious woman. The group filled her grave with strange objects. Then, bizarrely, they threw the remains of their meal into the grave.<p>The remains of the feast were discovered in Hilazon Tachtit cave in Israel, where other human remains …

Microbrewery's edible six-pack rings create eco-friendly alternative to plastic

A brewery has come up with an idea to save sea life and reduce the amount of plastic waste floating in our oceans.<p>Saltwater Brewery, along with New York City-based ad agency We Believers, developed edible six-pack rings made of the wheat and barley remnants left over from making beer.<p>And it all …

Returning Farm Animals to Pasture: The Deconstruction of the US Egg Industry

There was a time when a shopper seeking pastured eggs needed to drive across town to a farmers market or—heaven forbid—drive out of town to visit an actual farm. No longer. Eggs from hens raised on pasture are increasingly available at major supermarkets across the country. "Cage free" is fast …

Agriculture

Bike-Powered Farming Program Turns Lawns Into Urban Farms

Eating local keeps communities healthy and reduces the miles that food travels to get to your plate, but what could be more local than plucking food …

Urban Agriculture

The Seas Will Save Us: An Army of Ocean Farmers Are Starting an Economic Revolution

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m …

Aquaculture