Nov 3, 2015 1:33:00 AM
Can beer save bees?
A key ingredient in beer will be used to protect honeybees from extinction. Read more >>
Harvesting the Research: Natural Enemies of Crop Pests Can Replace Insecticides
Food Tank spoke with Dr. Mattias Jonsson, lead author of a paper on biological pest control. Biological control of pests is considered a key ecosystem service for the ecological intensification of agriculture.The overall message: Biological control can vary according to land use.
The authors present a conceptual ecological model for quantifying the ecosystem service of biological pest control across different production schemes in Sweden. Read more >>
Natural Capital Protocol: Valuing Ecological Farming Practices
Imagine if business leaders scrutinized the environmental deficit of valuable natural resources as vigorously as policymakers tackled federal budget deficits.According to new research by Trucost, a research firm that helps companies and investors manage risk and create sustainable growth, agriculture is a huge contributor to this environmental deficit, resulting in global environmental costs of US$3.33 trillion per year. Read more >>
The Top 5 Food Problems Americans Want the Next President to Fix
From access to government subsidies to workers’ rights, Americans are increasingly seeing food as political. Read more >>
This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons, and Squash
How crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees"Read more: Read more >>