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Sustainable Farming

Nuns on Long Island on Sacred Mission to Save the Planet

Posted: 05.16.2018 no comments

 

The sisters are often consumed with prayer, but their hands are getting down into the earth. In the spiritual place that 100 nuns call home, there is an emphasis on the tangible. The sisters of St. Joseph are now focusing their mission to serve their neighbors on a very near and dear neighbor.   See […]

 

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Collectors Capture Infrared for Energy and Pass Through Solar Spectrum for Agriculture

Posted: 04.22.2018 no comments

 

A Purdue University professor is developing a way for farmers to capture solar energy without blocking the sunlight their crops need.   Read the entire article at Forbes.   The solar collectors being developed by Chemical Engineering Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture infrared radiation for energy production while letting visible light pass through […]

 

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Vegetables Harvested in Antarctic Greenhouse Without Soil, Daylight or Pesticides

Posted: 04.11.2018 no comments

 

Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.   Read the entire article at US News & World Report.   Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 3.6 kilograms (8 […]

 

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Food Industry Change-Makers Take the Lead on Climate

Posted: 02.23.2018 no comments

 

In the absence of policy action, natural products businesses step up by investing in renewable energy, food waste reduction, more efficient transportation and more.   Read the entire article at New Hope.   The natural products industry is stepping in to lead the way on reversing climate change, just as the industry has pioneered in other […]

 

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Is Soil Our Last Great Hope in Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change?

Posted: 12.15.2017 no comments

 

  Sequestering carbon in soil produces a triple dividend: it reduces climate change by extracting carbon from the atmosphere, it restores the health of degraded soil, and it increases agricultural yields.   Read the entire article at The New York Times.    The earth possesses five major pools of carbon. Of those pools, the atmosphere is […]

 

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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Posted: 10.25.2017 no comments

 

  Read the entire article at The National Geographic.    In a potato field near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the Starship Enterprise. From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless […]

 

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