How desert in the Arab world is being turned into farmland

Desert in the Arab world is being turned into farmland

Countries in the Arab world are harnessing technology to do something quite incredible: they’re transforming the desert into farmland. Two Norwegian companies – Desert...
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Intelligent indoor farming brought to you by Agrilyst

Agrilyst is a virtual agronomist platform that helps indoor farmers manage their crops using sensor data. Earlier this year, the company raised $1.5m. This...
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How to feed the world sustainably: a lesson in natural farming

With a rapidly expanding global population, we need to find ways to grow crops as quickly as possible. Moreover, this necessary increase in efficiency...
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UFC fighter Rose Namajunas says urban farming can change the world. And she may...

Rose Namajunas is an American MMA fighter, signed to the UFC and competing in the women’s strawweight division. She is the reigning champion. UFC...
Tesco food waste tool

Tesco has created an online tool to help tackle food waste

British supermarket Tesco has set up a food waste tool that allows users to submit whatever leftovers they have in their home and Tesco...
Moving Mountains plant-based burger

Moving Mountains has created a plant-based burger that could really shake up the meat...

Moving Mountains is a British startup founded by Simeon Van der Molen, who is also Chairman of Ecozone, a company that manufactures environmentally-friendly and...

Growing cotton in space could help make crop production more sustainable on Earth

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has organised a competition called the ISS Cotton Sustainability Challenge. Researchers can now submit...

NovoNutrients has figured out how to feed fish sustainably

NovoNutrients is a startup that is turning CO2 emissions into fish feed, showing the world how to feed fish sustainably. This is another great...

Mango Materials is making fully biodegradable clothes out of methane

While methane is responsible for only 10% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is nonetheless a very potent GHG. Methane has a global warming...

Can we reverse global warming?

Yes we can, rapidly. Most of the people answering that it can’t, or that it would take hundreds or thousands of years are focusing mainly...

Hexagro has created an automated and sustainable indoor gardening system

Modern agriculture is extremely unsustainable. As a case in point, food production is responsible for 29% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making agriculture a significant...

Can entomophagy get us to Mars?

Probably not. Bugs make poor jet fuel. But it might be an important component of futuristic food systems. It’s not as far out as...

Health risks of a mission to Mars may complicate Elon Musk’s ambitious plans

At a conference in 2016, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that he hopes to send humans to Mars as soon as 2024 on the...

Indonesia increases its efforts to push for sustainable palm oil

On 11 April, Indonesia held the first international conference on the country’s sustainable palm oil (ISPO) scheme (1). Indonesia really needs to push for the...

If you care about your body, then eating sustainably is the way forward

When it comes to diet, if you follow recommendations on eating sustainably, then you will also be benefiting your health. This is because sustainable...