Sustainable pet food starts in the soil

Companion animals have now become an extension of the family. It should come as no surprise, then, that many pet parents pay as much attention to the ingredients in their pet food as they do to the food they put on the dinner table.

Powering our planet – Ramez Naam

 I don’t want to dwell on the fact that you are a science fiction writer, but I think that’s kind of cool that science fiction predicts science sometimes, and I wonder if maybe that was an inspiration for you? If, like, some of the things you thought about as a science fiction writer, you are now working to try to make reality? I wish I had that [...]

Reducing crops’ chemical spray drift while saving water: MagGrow, an Irish start-up

Of the $60 billion spent on pesticides to protect crops around the world, a staggering 70 percent of the pesticides in use do not make it to their target. Instead, they drift to our land, air and water. The problem became compounded when crop producers sought to address it by adding water, which has only served to increase contamination and waste. [...]

Can agriculture save the planet before it destroys it? Jack Bobo

Agriculture is the most important industry on the planet. Without it, we cannot survive. It also has an incredible impact on our natural resources. Jack Bobo, chief communications officer at Intrexon, is very optimistic about the ability of scientific and technological advances in agriculture to reduce the negative impacts of the industry even as t [...]

Alternative Proteins – Grasshoppers – Hargol

 Tom:             Selected from more than 180 applicants, Hargol FoodTech of Israel is among the 10 innovative food and agriculture ventures around the world brought to Lexington to make its case for investment. Co-founder and CEO Dror Tamir is among presenters in The Pearse Lyons Accelerator program — his latest stop in what has been an enormousl [...]

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