Scientists say the world is “one crop breeding cycle away from starvation”

March 30, 2016 by  
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If we don’t make some serious changes to our agricultural system, the world may find itself out of food before the year 2050 . In a new report, crop scientist Stephen P. Long of the University of Illinois says “We have to start increasing production now, faster than we ever have. Any innovation we make today won’t be ready to go into farmers’ fields for at least 20 years . . . that’s why we say we’re one crop breeding cycle away from starvation.” Read the rest of Scientists say the world is “one crop breeding cycle away from starvation”

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Mid-century Dutch farmhouse gets a bold contemporary makeover

March 30, 2016 by  
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Astronauts sample Thanksgiving “space foods” and everyone loses their appetite

November 25, 2015 by  
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Thanksgiving can be a complicated holiday for those on Earth. Traditionally, it’s intended to be a time to express gratitude for the harvest. In America, it’s also a celebration of colonization – for better or worse. But what do you do when you’re an American living in outer space and the craving for cranberry sauce comes on hard? As it turns out, astronauts at the International Space Station are more than prepared to feast on Thanksgiving – with a little space-age twist, of course. Read the rest of Astronauts sample Thanksgiving “space foods” and everyone loses their appetite

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Taxidermy and Contemporary Art Collide in Nevada Museum of Art’s Late Harvest Exhibition

October 31, 2014 by  
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Sowing seeds, reaping energy with Harvest Power

April 8, 2012 by  
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Paul Sellew, the CEO of the company that turns food and agricultural leftovers into energy, talks about community-building, the importance of organics management in renewable energy, and why compost and power are all entertwined.

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How to Grow Grapes, Plus Recipes for Your Harvest (Slideshow)

October 20, 2011 by  
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Photo: Swift Benjamin /Creative Commons Grapes may be one of nature’s most versatile fruits: You can eat the seeds, you can turn them into jelly or juice, you can eat them fresh or preserved — and then, of course, there’s wine. Growing them at home isn’t as hard as it sounds — at least, not if you pay attention to the tips in this guide, figuring out the how, where, and when of grape planting. We threw in a couple recipes for good measure — like pickled grapes, a tasty, untypical pa… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Want to Save the World? Throw a Really Good Party

September 21, 2011 by  
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Image credit: The 4th Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival When I wrote about the annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival last year , I likened it to a revival of the harvest festivals that have been a part of almost every agrarian culture in history. But really, the idea spreads even wider than food and farming—if we want to create lasting, cultural change we need to throw more parties. Really good ones. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ancient Peaks Winery: California Mission Becomes Sustainable Winery

September 21, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Nestled away in the southernmost part of the Paso Robles AVA, just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, is Ancient Peaks Winery . The family-owned vineyard, which was was once part of California’s famed Mission Trail, is a SIP-certified , sustainable winery. However, the old mission still remains at the heart of the historic property called Santa Margarita Ranch. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Consumers "Too Lazy" to Switch Utilities. So Who’s Going to Insulate Their Attic?

September 21, 2011 by  
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Oh dear. Recent headlines do not speak very highly of the British public’s willingness to cut carbon emissions, or even save money. Despite near constant outcries about rising energy costs, it was reported recently that a full 10% of Brits are simply too lazy to insulate their homes . Now, as Business Green Reports, a Government minister has declared consumers are even too lazy to shop around for alternate energy suppliers , a pra… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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