Agriculture

In Agricultural Fields, Pharmaceutical Residues in Sewage Sludge and Cattle Manure have no Discernible Harmful Effect

In Agricultural Fields, Pharmaceutical Residues in Sewage Sludge and Cattle Manure have no Discernible Harmful Effect

According to 14-year-long tests by the University of Copenhagen, pharmaceutical residues and chemicals from personal care items in sewage sludge and bovine manure had no discernible detrimental effect on nematodes living in agricultural areas. Simultaneously, manure and sewage sludge improve soil.....

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According to a New Study, Restoring Tropical Peat-lands Benefits Bird Diversity While Having no Negative Impact on Oil Palm Farmers’ Livelihoods

According to a New Study, Restoring Tropical Peat-lands Benefits Bird Diversity While Having no Negative Impact on Oil Palm Farmers’ Livelihoods

A new study has found that oil palm can be farmed more sustainably on peatlands by re-wetting the land conserving both biodiversity and livelihoods. The study investigated whether regulating water levels on drained peatlands affects the viability of oil palm farmed by farmers, as well as the dive.....

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Toxin-free Corn Cultivation

Toxin-free Corn Cultivation

Corn that has been genetically modified to produce ninja-like molecules can assault invading fungi, halting the creation of carcinogenic poisons. These specific RNA molecules sit and wait for Aspergillus, a fungal that can contaminate grains and beans. The chemicals then pounce, preventing the mo.....

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Vertical Agriculture

Vertical Agriculture

Vertical farming is an agricultural practice in which crops are cultivated on top of each other rather than in regular horizontal rows. Growing vertically conserves space, resulting in a higher crop yield per square foot of area used. Vertical farms are mostly found indoors, such as in a warehous.....

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According to the Study, Plant-Based Alternative Food Consumption in the UK may have Doubled in the Last Ten Years

According to the Study, Plant-Based Alternative Food Consumption in the UK may have Doubled in the Last Ten Years

According to a new study published in Science of the Total Environment, the number of UK adults reporting consuming and drinking plant-based alternative foods such as plant-based milk, vegan sausages, and vegetable burgers nearly doubled between 2008 and 2019. The London School of Hygiene & T.....

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Pollinator Declines can be Reversed if they Prioritized Woodland and Hedgerow Creation

Pollinator Declines can be Reversed if they Prioritized Woodland and Hedgerow Creation

The largest investigation of pollinator abundance in Wales has discovered that planting forests and hedgerows can help to reverse insect reductions that are critical for crop output and other species. In comparison to the rest of the UK, there has been remarkably little scientific data on pollina.....

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Bitterness is Reduced and it Increased Chocolate Liking with more Intense Roasting of Cocoa Beans

Bitterness is Reduced and it Increased Chocolate Liking with more Intense Roasting of Cocoa Beans

By roasting cocoa beans longer and at higher temperatures, confectioners can eliminate bitterness and improve flavor acceptance in products containing 100 percent chocolate and no sugar for health-conscious consumers. A group of experts from Penn State’s Sensory Evaluation Center in the Dep.....

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Combining Trees and Crops can Benefit both Farmers and Environment

Combining Trees and Crops can Benefit both Farmers and Environment

Maxwell Ochoo’s initial foray into farming was a colossal flop. “Getting a job is a difficulty” in Ochieng Odiere, a village near the beaches of Kenya’s Lake Victoria says the 34-year-old. He turned to farm to make some money and feed his family. He planted watermelon seed.....

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Cold Plasma has potential to Revolutionize Future Sustainable Farms

Cold Plasma has potential to Revolutionize Future Sustainable Farms

Stephan Reuter, a physicist at Polytechnique Montréal, spends much of his days leveraging his knowledge of energy and matter to develop medical devices. He did, however, stand in a sea of green recently to explore how a rain of charged particles may affect lettuce. He’d been invited to one.....

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Seafood Production could be more Sustainable if Small Fish were Fed to People Instead of Farmed Salmon

Seafood Production could be more Sustainable if Small Fish were Fed to People Instead of Farmed Salmon

Farming Atlantic salmon necessitates a large amount of wild-caught fish as feed, yet it only accounts for a small portion of the global farmed fish supply. David F. Willer of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and colleagues published a study in PLOS Sustainability and Transformati.....

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According to Scientists, Relocating Farmland Might Turn Back the Clock on Carbon Emissions by 20 Years

According to Scientists, Relocating Farmland Might Turn Back the Clock on Carbon Emissions by 20 Years

Scientists have created a map that shows where the world’s primary food crops should be cultivated in order to maximize output while reducing the environmental effect. Large amounts of carbon would be captured, biodiversity would be increased, and agricultural fresh water consumption would .....

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The Advantages of Employing Trash from Insect as Food and Feed Production to Encourage Sustainable Agriculture

The Advantages of Employing Trash from Insect as Food and Feed Production to Encourage Sustainable Agriculture

Marcel Dicke previously knew that insects are a good source of protein for people, but he wasn’t expecting to learn that they also benefit plants. Dicke, a researcher at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and colleagues examine the benefits of employing waste from insect-as-food-and-.....

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