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Urban agriculture is sprouting

Urban agriculture is sprouting in Africa

The recent development of urban agriculture is not limited to the rooftops of Brooklyn and the community gardens in San Francisco. The phenomenon is surging is African cities, as rural populations are flooding to urban centers in search of better opportunities. In some places, it was sowed by Read More...

Swedish food packaging design

Swedish food packaging design combines beauty and functionality of nature

Food packaging is typically made of landfill-bound materials like plastic, aluminum-lined paper or Styrofoam that outlive their content way longer than necessary. Tomorrow Machines has come up with alternative solutions whose materials, functionality and esthetics borrow from nature. We watched the Read More...

Indigenous crops to provide fo

Indigenous crops to provide food security in the dry American Southwest

The plight of Native people losing their way of life, including their agricultural know-how, and adopting the cheap diet provided by the food industry, is a well-documented story. The debilitating diabetes epidemic that afflicts these communities compounds poverty and food insecurity. Rebuilding Read More...

Diet change can impact biomark

Diet change can impact biomarkers of cancer risks in just two weeks

Let thy food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates’ words of wisdom have been validated yet once again by a new research study at the University of Pittsburgh. Twenty fast food loving African Americans and 20 rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks. Guess whose health Read More...

How home gardeners can elimina

How home gardeners can eliminate food waste and provide for those in need

Gardeners are a happier bunch than the average population, according to Gardeners' World magazine. Explanations abound, such as connecting with nature, spending quiet time contemplating soil and plants, and growing flowers or food for the enjoyment of oneself and one’s loved ones. How about Read More...

Lima’s engineering students

Lima’s engineering students show off creativity in water-harvesting billboard

In Peru, farms struggle with polluted soil and water that leaches heavy metals like lead and arsenic into vegetables. Hydroponics with filtered water is one answer. UTEC, Lima's University of Engineering and Technology, went to work. It put up a billboard that collects and purifies water from the Read More...

Eliminating food waste takes s

Eliminating food waste takes some fun creativity—and a lot of mindfulness

It is no mystery that about 40% of food in America gets wasted. To put things in perspective, a third of the food produced globally gets spoiled or squandered before it even reaches consumers, according to the FAO’s conservative estimates. Taking this point even further, let’s stress here that Read More...

How I save $24k a year growing

How I save $24k a year growing my own food

Disclaimer: having access to a half-acre piece of land and enjoying the kind of year-round, growing-season climate that South Carolina (or California) provides, helps. This being said, this story of self-taught hobbyist gardeners who have turned their backyard into an extraordinarily productive, Read More...