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Eating Bugs Helps Curb Both Hunger And Climate Change

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently suggested that eating bugs (yes, insects) could help feed the world’s fast-growing population. Along these lines, Anna Jansson, professor of animal science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has shown how nutrient-rich insects can make a big contribution to diet in poor countries. Surprisingly, they can also help […]

October 15th

Solar Farms Improve Local Biodiversity

The solar transition is well underway in the UK. Our sister site SolarLove has reported that solar energy generation surged by around 153% over the last year in the UK (2014–2015). So, without much ado, research about the effects of solar farms on biodiversity continues. The fertile news is that after a conclusive study of solar farms, the […]

May 11th

CU-Boulder & NREL Scientists Make Ammonia For Fertilizers From Sunlight

A group of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado-Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizers, using light. This study also included researchers from Utah State University (USU) and Montana State University (MSU). Discovery details The […]

April 25th

8 Million Lives And $1 Trillion Could Be Saved By Vegan Diet

A research study has found that 8 million human deaths and $1 trillion in healthcare costs each year could be saved if more people adopted a vegan diet. Oxford University researchers examined four different diets and found that vegan one was better for human health and the planet. “We do not expect everybody to become vegan. But climate […]

April 21st

A Vegan Diet May Reduce The Risk Of Serious Diseases

Many Americans suffer from serious diseases like heart disease and cancer, and hundreds of thousands of lives are lost each year, but some medical research has indicated that it may be helpful to try a plant-based diet. People who have vegan diets do so for a number of reasons: they don’t want to harm animals, […]

April 7th

LED Greenhouse Lighting Treatments Test Well For Tomato Quality

Originally published on Green Living Ideas If you want a greenhouse tomato, ask whether it has been grown with LED lights. Recently, a number of commercial tomato growers have considered money saving LEDs to grow their crop. But money savings aside, how do the tomatoes taste? Recent research from the American Society for Horticultural Science shows […]

December 28th

Cooking Data To Hate On Plants

Originally published on Chomping Climate Change. Walking by fruits, vegetables, or other plant material growing in sunshine, the fragrance is often exhilarating.  That’s in part because plant material in sunshine creates oxygen, at the same time as it absorbs greenhouse gas from our atmosphere. But walking by livestock, the opposite happens, either in daylight or nighttime;  there’s normally an unpleasant […]

December 21st