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Research reveals how the same foods create markedly different environmental impacts
June 10, 2018
New research highlights the environmental impacts of thousands of food producers and their products, demonstrating the need for new technology to monitor agriculture and environmental labels on food products.
Innovations in packaging
June 18, 2018
Active and intelligent packaging is a sector that continues to grow on a global basis.
‘Sexy plants’ on track to replace harmful pesticides to protect crops
June 18, 2018
Researchers are genetically engineering plants to produce the sex pheromones of insects, which then frustrate the pests’ attempts to mate
Best-before labels major cause of food waste: Study
June 18, 2018
Research suggests consumers believe food past the date on the package is spoiled
The price of alternative protein: Tech developments and funding boom propelling the sector
June 18, 2018
Technological advances and billions of dollars of investment from private equity and food MNCs are propelling the alternative protein sector, but consumers may need some persuading to jump from meat to lab-grown products.
How land under solar panels can contribute to food security
June 18, 2018
Beneath some solar arrays, pollinator-friendly plants, fruits, vegetables and forage are cropping up in place of turfgrass or gravel.
Coffee helps teams work together
June 18, 2018
Two studies found that people gave more positive reviews if they drank caffeinated coffee beforehand, and that people talked more in a group setting under the influence of caffeine -- but they also were more on-topic than those drinking decaf.
Organic insect deterrent for agriculture
June 18, 2018
Traditional insecticides endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils and water systems. A team has now developed an alternative: A biodegradable agent that keeps pests at bay without poisoning them.
Turning Air Into Gasoline
June 18, 2018
A Harvard professor says his process should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021.
Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce global production of vegetables
June 18, 2018
The global production of vegetables and legumes, which are an important part of healthy diets, could be significantly reduced through predicted future changes to the environment, according to new research.
Farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors
June 18, 2018
A new study has found agriculture is kept operational through family, permanent-hired, outsourced and seasonal labour.

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