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Cotton and jelly sandwich?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service approved the growing of a new kind of cotton plant that's been genetically modified to be edible. The toxic chemical gossypol in the plant usually makes the cotton dangerous for humans to eat. Texas A&M biotechnologist Keerti Rathore and colleagues genetically stopped the production ...

This farm, run entirely by robots, uses 90% less water than traditional farms

10.05.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Iron Ox has just opened its first fully automated farm in San Carlos, California. The company claims that its hydroponic system can produce 30 times the yield per acre of land comparing to traditional farms, while using 90 percent less water. Read mo... ...

The online seed-swapping communities bringing the internet back to nature

10.04.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Kelly Lay has been gardening since she was three-years-old.  Now a nursery specialist at a Lowes in central Illinois, Lay has turned her natural gift for gardening into a profession. And in her spare time Lay moderates r/seedswap, a small Reddit... ...

Veganism might make you feel better, but it won’t save our *****

I've got a lot of pals that maintain a vegan diet. Some do it for ethical reasons. Others dig it simply because removing animal products from the menu has had a tremendous effect on their overall health. ****, I recently started a diet where I've had t... ...

Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee

Demand for sustainable coffee is growing, a boon for socially conscious coffee lovers — but many small growers are missing out because they lack the ability to verify that their coffee beans are grown using fair labor and eco-friendly practices. In fact, verification is often accessible only to large coffee estates or cooperatives. Enveritas wants ...

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

10.29.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Paul Stamets' Mycelium Running is a must have reference book for anyone working the land in any form, whether it be farming, forest management or environmental cleanup. But also for people who, like me, enjoy growing things, especially delectable edibles. ...

Looking For Chicken Coops For Sale?

10.24.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

A fast web search on chicken coops for sale quickly produces a long list. The sunny side , however , is a buyer will be in a position to choose from many different sizes and designs that best fit their wants. Before deciding on one of many coops for sale, it is important to answer ...

I’m Sure You’re Using A Natural Fertilizer…Right?

10.09.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Many will stand firm by their synthetic fertilizer, swearing that it's the only thing that keeps their grass thick and pretty. Sure, it may look nice, but can their bare feet enjoy that lush lawn that's decorated with warning signs after fertilizer application? Not for awhile at least, and even then Id be hesitant letting ...

Organic Fertilizer Is Saving Our Planet, One Lawn And Garden At A Time

10.06.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Our lawns and gardens are craving something natural to help them thrive, the way nature intended. Fish emulsion has been a prime organic fertilizer used by our ancestors for centuries. I'm uncertain as to how anyone ever thought that synthetic fertilizers would benefit our environment, but someone did. Hands down, though, organic fertilizer out shines ...