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Renewables roadshow: transforming waste into a cleaner Cowra

Ed Fagan’s family has been farming the same 1,600-hectare block of land in Cowra, about 240km west of Sydney, since 1886.<p>These days Cowra is a shire of nearly 13,000 people and straddles the Lachlan river. It’s a diverse agricultural town with a strong industrial sector. And if a keen group of …

Natural Gas

Load up on lots of fruits and veggies to lower blood pressure

We love to beat the dead fruit and veggie horse. No, that’s not some new recipe or diet fad, it’s the fact that we can’t stop telling you to eat more …

Nutrition

11 of the Most Delicious Things You Can Do to Carrots

Everybody has a bag of carrots in their fridge. They’re super affordable—usually no more than a dollar or two, depending on whether you buy …

2 East Bay companies redefine urban farming

One hundred miles, give or take, from farm to table, is the ideal maximum distance for produce to be considered local. But there are some companies …

Farmers could lead the way on climate action. Here’s how.

President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing …

After-School Program Teaches Students About Urban Farming, Nutrition

Some middle school students in New York are learning about hydroponic farming thanks to a unusual after-school program.<p>The Urban Assembly Unison …

Inside the little-known Monsanto campus where scientists are changing the way you eat

Monsanto is no one-trick GMO pony. Founded in 1901, the agricultural biotech company has fueled innovations in herbicides, pesticides, and ever-controversial genetically modified crops (GMOs).<p>But it may come as a surprise, even to people who are familiar with the $49 billion global giant, that …