“Our changing climate is already making it more difficult to produce food,” Obama said at the Seeds & Chips conference in Milan, Italy Tuesday.
The Greek yogurt boom has taken the nation by storm. And while many enjoy the dairy product for its unique, flavorful taste, others are finding it to be a delicious means to produce electricity.
When you think about food at a bowling alley, you might think of pizza and fries, not freshly grown lettuce and herbs. But according to Wired.com, a group called Gotham Greens has transformed the roof of an abandoned bowling alley in Brooklyn into a thriving, 15,000 square-foot greenhouse.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits synthetic nitrogen fertilizer in organic production and encourages natural compost. But it does not test for un-composted feces. At least 140 people across eight states have now fallen ill after consuming hepatitis-A-infected certified-organic frozen berries and pomegranate seeds; 61 were still in hospitals in mid-July.
Genetically modified foods are feared by some, but are these fears this justified? Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, says no, and here explains why. . . .
Wood is used for everything from kitchen tables to baseball bats, but might it also be a source of food for a growing world population?
Organic farmers in many developing countries – such as Turkey, the apparent origin of this outbreak – still use raw human sewage to fertilize crops! In many people’s opinion, that practice qualifies as “organic” – whereas using safe modern fertilizers and insecticides does not! Even worse, feces contamination cannot be washed off. It’s embedded in the plant.
Are foods like lettuce, eggs and beef better for you if they’re grown locally in your area, than if they’re shipped in from far away? Not necessarily . . .
How safe are organic foods, especially when compared to conventionally grown varieties? Not as safe as many assume. A recall has just been announced for certified organic berries sold at Costco. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 106 people in eight states have contracted hepatitis A, a debilitating disease that can last for weeks or months, and even be deadly, after eating Townsend Farms frozen berries bought at the box store retailer.
How to solve the problem of world hunger? Well, that’s simple. Eat more insects! At least that’s what a new report from the UN is suggesting . . .
The EPA claims that ethanol, a fuel made from corn, has only a minimal impact on food prices. But Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, disagrees. . .
A popular restaurant chain has cows encouraging people to "Eat Mor Chikin." Now, one British bigwig is encouraging people to eat no meat at all. According to the Times of London, former World Bank economist Lord Stern says that people will need to become vegetarians to stave off terrible man-made global warming.
Opposition to genetically modified food has been a top issue for environmental activists, and has led to bans and other official anti-GMO policies in Europe and Asia. But now, in a stunning turnaround, Mark Lynas, the British activist who helped spur the anti-GMO movement worldwide, says he got it all wrong.
To feed a growing world population, our ability to maximize fish yields has become a very important priority. But with environmental concerns being raised about depleted ocean stocks, and health alarms scaring others away from eating farmed fish, this matter has become a slippery one to solve.
For years, charges have been made that a common chemical found in plastics, known as BPA, is responsible for birth defects, obesity and even cancer. And while activists have been successful getting their message into the media, they’ve been less successful in getting it validated by peer-reviewed science.