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Trailblazing slate tiles with hidden solar thermal reduce energy use by 85%

The less-than-charming appearance of solar panels is a deterrent to some homeowners interested in generating their own clean energy, and many people …

Clean Energy

Agriculture industry must kick dangerous antibiotic habit

As the saying goes, bad habits are incredibly hard to break. Usually an unpleasant revelation is needed to wake people up to the need for change. In health care, where antibiotics have been improperly seen as the first line of defence against infectious disease rather than the last resort, that …

Sustainability

News Article: Int’l Women’s Day 2015: Women farmers key to fighting hunger

Research suggests increasing women's access to agricultural resources would significantly improve food security worldwide.<p><b>06 March 2015</b><b>, Rome</b> - …

How to Start a Farm

Starting a farm is no easy task. It involves many variables involving where you want to farm, how you want to farm, what you want to farm, and how …

The complicated history behind 'organic' food

Whether you buy it at the grocery store or the farmers market, you trust that food marketed as organic has been raised without toxic chemicals, using farming methods that are environmentally sustainable.<p>At a minimum, you expect organic farmers to forgo the synthetic nitrogen fertilizer responsible …

Agriculture

College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology

College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant thinkers, higher-ed institutions are natural hubs for creating next-gen systems.<p>We saw the first general purpose computer emerge …

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France. Middle Eastern countries facing dire food and water …

Aquaponics

The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa

While the Gates Foundation and conservative politicians are bigging up GMOs and agribusiness, writes Colin Todhunter, a quiet revolution has been …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Urban Agriculture

Summer Camp At 50 Or How I Learned To Stop Thinking And Smell The Manure

<i>All photos courtesy of Melissa Azulay.</i><p>I've never been to summer camp. Always wanted to. In my 14-year-old fantasies, it was a place you sat on a dock at dusk with the best friend you wish you had at home, telling her your deepest and darkest until a sporty, pony-tailed counselor dragged you kicking …

Sustainability

The States Trying To Regulate The Use Of Human Antibiotics In Livestock

The rise of deadly drug-resistant diseases in the United States has triggered a growing response from state legislators in a particular area: …

Agriculture
Monsanto

The End Of Organic Farming Might Be Sooner Than We Thought

<i>(Photo: Thomal Linkel/Laif/Redux)</i><p>It might seem like a good time to be part of the small farm business: More people than ever want to eat locally …

Agriculture

Is Grass-Fed Beef Better for You?

<b>Question:</b><p>Is there a health difference between eating grass-fed beef and conventional beef?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Grass-fed beef tends to be higher in some nutrients, and studies suggest it may contain fewer bacteria that can cause food poisoning — which could be good for your health.<p>Grass-fed can mean a lot of …

Agriculture

Independent And Self Sufficient-Tips For You: The Best 15 Ways To Make Money While Living Off Grid (photo & video)

Here’s how you can make money while living off grid. This list is designed to give you some ideas and inspire some creative thinking on ways to make …

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish & Vegetables Together

With the growing demand for organic food production, more and more people are looking at sustainable models that will produce a high yield without …

Aquaponics

Saskatchewan farmers are holding themselves hostage in order to preserve an antique social order

A puzzler materializes on the news ticker: Saskatchewan is going to pass legislation banning pension plans from purchasing farmland in the province. …

Farming

Donald Trump lashes out at Iowa after new poll shows him losing: “Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain”

After a new poll showed him losing his lead in Iowa to Ben Carson, a thin-skinned Trump unleashes his fury<p>Donald Trump's habit of loosely retweeting even the slightest praise has gotten him in trouble before but this time he's oddly decided to go after the very voters he may need to secure the …

Why some young American farmers want their student loans forgiven

Are the farmers who grow the nation’s food public servants? Not according to the government — but some advocates and bipartisan legislators are …

Millennials Are Costing America's Big Food Brands a Ton of Money

Millennials eat differently than the generation that became before them, and those changing tastes are wreaking havoc on America’s established food …

Environmentalism

Do industrial agricultural methods actually yield more food per acre than organic ones?

One of the most persistent arguments for modern, mechanized agriculture is that it produces a lot of food per acre, leaving more land for other …

Farming

The government's new dietary guidelines ignite a huge food industry backlash

So much of the agriculture and food industry is affected by the release of the federal government's dietary guidelines every five years that it's natural to expect them to keep a close eye on the results.<p>The 2015 guidelines, which are currently in preparation by the Departments of Agriculture and …

Agriculture

Making use of empty space, urban farming becomes a business

<b></b><b>Editor’s Note:</b> In our latest Making Sense segment, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the business of urban farming. Paul spoke with Viraj …

Aquaponics

Why Tom Steyer's latest fight against climate change involves raising his own cattle

Tom Steyer's crusade to force politicians to confront climate change is well known, manifesting itself in millions of dollars of campaign funding, including the windfall he raised for Hillary Rodham Clinton recently in his San Francisco home.<p>Less well known is the billionaire's crusade to force …

Farming