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6 ways climate change is threatening food security — and what we can do about it

Climate change could have a devastating impact on food security around the world.<p>Eliminating hunger and curbing the effects of climate change are …

Genetically Engineered Bacteria Can Grow Food, Forks on Mars

In the future, astronauts on Mars will eat bacteria-burgers out of bacteria-bowls using bacteria-forks. We’re not kidding — a team of students at the …

Quora Question: What We Aren't Saying About Sustainable Food

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Building Strong Societies in Africa Through Agricultural Development

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change were compelling victories for global diplomacy. Yet these successes only mark the beginning, not the end, of the road. It is now our collective responsibility to ensure that we turn our promises into bold …

Africa

Ignoring this threat could cost the world billions of dollars

These species arrive as stowaways on boats, planes, pets, and in wooden crates. Once in their new homes, they prey on local species, out-compete them for resources, kill their young, or spread disease. Notorious examples today include Asian longhorned beetles that have been decimating hardwood …

Everglades National Park

Resilient Agriculture: OneHealth of Future Food

Establishing agricultural resilience is accomplished through creating a healthy and nimble system with diverse redundancy. The resulting Resilient Agriculture, fka Regenerative, is the practical implementation of that understanding gained from millenniums of trial & error, and more recently through …

Agriculture

We Can’t Feed The World Without Overturning Today’s Agricultural Systems

We need to do more than simply intensify the status quo of industrial agriculture, with all its negative environmental and social consequences.<p>Industrialized farms have delivered ever-growing volumes of food and helped feed millions of people. But often they’ve done it at a big environmental cost. …

Agriculture

Agriculture tech startup KisanHub raises $1M Seed

Agriculture tech startup KisanHub is on a mission to make farming more ‘connected’ to help farmers “grow more and use less,” says co-founder and CEO Sachin Shende.<p>Related Articles<p>As Agriculture Tech Heats Up, Farm Management Startup VitalFields Scores Further $1.2M Funding Estonian Farm Management …

Farming

Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future

<i>This piece is part of a Globe and Mail/</i>OCAD University <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i> <i>Previously: There's no innovation agenda without design thinking</i><p><i>Ian Clarke is an artist, brain-cancer stem-cell scientist, urban farmer and biomimicry design researcher. He is</i> …

Food shortages take toll on Venezuelans' diet

Nutritionists point to long-term health risks of low-quality food as basic staples are hard to find or being sold at exorbitant prices<p>Not so long ago, whenever Juan González would go to the butcher he’d buy a few nice steaks for himself and cow lung, known here as <i>bofe</i>, to chop up and feed his …

Venezuela

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The trees on the streets of Kolkata in January are dusty, like neglected pot plants. At traffic lights, salesmen offer feather dusters for drivers to wipe their grimy cars. Shrubs are planted on the central reservation of the city’s new flyovers, surrounded by the implausible boasts on signs …

Wetlands

This could be the technology that will finally replace Bluetooth

Bluetooth has proven to be an incredibly useful innovation that has enabled wireless connections between devices over short distances with minimal …

Science and progress must win this food fight

Last month, Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackThomas James VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: …

Agriculture

Better grassland fertilisation can improve the world's food supply

Global improvements in grassland management could see grasslands taking on a significantly more important role in food production. Better management …

Ecology

The design secrets behind California's newest fast food innovation

Newly opened in the summer of 2015, Amy's Drive Thru has been serving up tasty with a modern twist. From the patterned packaging to its flagship location property in Rohnert Park, CA, nearly everything about the restaurant feels different than any other fast food experience.<p>Tech Insider spoke with …

Northern California