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Old Oyster Shells Improve Water Quality, Help Oyster Population

Oysters are a favorite of seafood lovers across the United States. Oysters, a kind of shellfish, are native to U.S. waters on both the Atlantic and …

This Former Steel Mill Will Soon Be A Tech-Filled Greenhouse

The next Gotham Greens location will convert old industry in Baltimore into a hydroponic farm, to provide local produce (and jobs).<p>For decades, a sprawling steel mill in Baltimore, Maryland was a key site for American industry, making steel for World War II battleships and the Golden Gate Bridge. …

Berlin responds to crayfish plague: If you can't beat them, eat them

BERLIN (Reuters) - North American crayfish that spilled en masse onto Berlin streets last summer will soon be appearing in the city’s restaurants after its government authorised fishermen to remove them from public ponds.<p>The red swamp crayfish, or Procambarus clarkii, are on the European Union’s …

European Union

Shocking sea lice: Cooke Aquaculture tries non-chemical answer at salmon farm

A Bay of Fundy fish farm is using a new non-chemical method to combat sea lice.<p>Cooke Aquaculture has been testing out the Thermolicer for a few …

Vertical Gardening Pros And Cons

Flat, horizontal gardening is so boring. Liven up your garden with vertical growth. The benefits of a vertical garden are plentiful, from greater …

These Shipping Containers Have Farms Inside

Los Angeles startup Local Roots retrofits 40-foot-long shipping containers, turning them into “TerraFarms” that yield as many leafy greens as five …

Aquaponics

Vertical farming in Germany

Live TV<p>Media Center<br>• All media content<p>Eco-at-Africa | 04.05.2018 | 04:14 mins.<p>Watch video 04:14<p>Now live<p>04:14 mins.<p>A startup in Hamburg has created a …

Helping farmers heal

Injured farmers are returning to work before they should and need rehabilitation support tailored to their unique work environment, a new study has …

The miracle of Finland: What a tiny northern Minnesota town can teach America

There’s manure to pile and compost to spread. Seedlings must be transplanted from trays to pots before eventually making their way into the ground. …

Snacks made with recycled ingredients? Tyson thinks they’re worth a bet

Dining habits have changed a lot over recent decades, but are consumers ready for recycled food?<p>Tyson Foods Inc. TSN, +0.80% thinks they are. Tyson …

Agriculture

Urban farming startup raises $1.5m to curb Singapore’s reliance on imported food

L to R: Praise Phuan, head of sales and marketing at Packet Greens, Melvyn Yeo, director of Trirec. Image credit: Trirec.Packet Greens, a …

Aquaponics

Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop "farm"

PARIS (Reuters) - An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital’s rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week.<p>A post office harvests vegetables at a 900 square meters farm …

Urban Agriculture

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act<p>• Read more: Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies<p>A “sixth mass extinction” is …

Extinction

Europe's Anti-GMO Stance Is Killing Africans

Marian L. TupyFifteen years ago, <i>The Economist</i> ran an article headlined “Better dead than GM-fed?” It focused on the refusal of some African countries …

Agriculture

Keeping Cows Cool With Less Water and Energy

Innovative cooling technologies tested on dairy cows at the University of California, Davis, are addressing the long-standing challenge of keeping …

Cows

Hidden, destructive costs of a vegan diet | Letters

<b>Sue Morgan</b> writes that vegan junk food is still junk food, while vegan <b>Ian Pickford</b> says his choices are driven purely by issues of animal welfare<p>I predict the rise in vegan junk food (Yes-vegan!, G2, 6 September) will be followed by the realisation that vegan junk food is, after all, junk food. The …

This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world's oceans

85% of the world’s fisheries have been pushed beyond their limits – and the future of ocean life looks grim. Fortunately, GreenWave has developed a …

Why Do Former GMO Execs Lead An Anti-GMO Lab?

Environmental activists like to denounce conservatives as anti-science, but in many cases they ignore inconvenient evidence themselves. For a …

The Republican war on vegetables: How new dietary guidelines brought out the GOP’s inner petulant child

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson/AP//J. Scott Applewhite/vbarrio via iStock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Experts say to cut down on meat for the sake of our health and the environment. Republicans react like 3-year-olds<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>June 26, 2015 5:59pm (UTC)<p>New recommendations released earlier this year by the …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Stan Lee: Spider-Man should stay white and straight

Film,Marvel,Culture,Comics and graphic novels,Books,Superhero movies,Spider-Man,The Amazing Spider-Man,The Amazing Spider-Man 2,Spider-Man 3<p>Comic book icon backs endeavour to create more gay superheroes but says he agrees with Sony’s decision to keep web-slinger’s ethnicity and sexuality …

10 Ways To Fill an Avocado Pit Hole

An avocado <i>what</i>? For lack of a more elegant way to put it, it's the well that's left behind when you cut an avocado in half and remove the pit. It's …

Healthy Eating