Neonicotinoids work by affecting the central nervous system of insects, and are frequently used on corn and canola crops, as well as on everything from lawns and Christmas trees to flea treatments for pets. 'Long-time coming'
It's called the SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery), and seems to be the first fully electric tractor.
"One third of the people we represent are farmers. The rest are professional landscapers, weekend gardeners, and government workers working for the city, county or state, spraying Roundup® to kill weeds on highways, near ditches, flood control area
For hundreds of years, the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae has helped humans bake bread and brew beer. More recently, it has also assisted in the fight against climate change. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a
It's not often these days that we get to view rapidly advancing technology in a favorable light, but this is one of those rare occasions where high-tech is an incredibly good thing.
(NaturalNews) A new agricultural technique may have just solved the problem of growing food in some of the world's most inhospitable places - locations that don't currently support traditional agriculture.
In eastern North Carolina, the Times editorial board writes, "giant pools of bright pink sludge" dot the landscape. They are waste lagoons, places where industrial farms in North Carolina dump billions of gallons of (weak stomach warning) untreated
Landing humans on Mars would be a momentous event in human history. To live beyond Earth's biosphere is a dream to many, but establishing a sustainable presence on the Red Planet will require mastering its environment.
Carcinogenic' weedkiller found in American food at alarming levels.
The NYTimes has an excellent feature on genetically modified crops, written by Danny Hakim joined by Karl Russell on data. The usual story is about a battle between fears of contamination on one side and the potential of increased yields on the other
(NaturalNews) A group of beekeepers and environmentalists suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the agency of concealing documents that would prove the agency illegally decided to exempt neonicotinoid-treated seeds and their dus
Phylos Bioscience is working to keep marijuana from being corrupted by competing patents by making the plant's genome publicly available.
In the Arctic Circle, on the far-northern Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, a drab facility carved into the mountainside could be humanity's last hope in the event of a global catastrophe.
(NaturalNews) As the evidence supporting marijuana's healing properties continues to grow, the number of businesses getting involved with the commercialization of the plant also continues to expand.
Technocrats never have enough data. As the UN intends to transform the global agricultural complex, the lack of data is seen as the major obstacle. When their plans fail, potentially starving to death million of people, they will blame the lack of da