food security

HOTY2017

This Engineer Is Building a DIY Mars Habitat In His Backyard

How Jeff Raymond is pioneering sustainable agriculture for Earth and Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.15.17
HOTY2017

These Greenhouse Designers Are Bringing Fresh Food to Arctic Communities

Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning are providing affordable, healthy food to remote communities, and involving locals in the process.
Jacob Dubé
12.13.17
climate change

Thanks to climate change, this part of Canada could be an island in 20 years

Rising sea levels to cut highways and railway lines if action isn't taken on global warming
Hilary Beaumont
11.17.17
agriculture

This Seed Sharing Network Was Designed Like a Dating Site

Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?
Alex Swerdloff
5.7.17
What a Time to be Alive

Farm Researchers Are Using Military Face-Recognition Software to Inspect Grapes

Why measure sorghum when you can get a robot to do it faster?
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.17
bro-licious

Meet the Meat-Free Burger That’s Winning Bros Over

Impossible Foods wants to win over the meat-eaters of the world, and keep them coming back.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.6.17
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
agriculture

This New Super Crop Could Change the Way We Grow Wheat

British researchers claim the new GM wheat crop can photosynthesize more efficiently to produce higher yields.
Daisy Meager
2.3.17
Gin

Seed Researchers Just Saved the Gin and Tonic from Extinction

Thanks to a seed-banking project from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, juniper—one of the main ingredients in gin—is now safe from the fungal disease that had threatened to wipe it out.
Daisy Meager
1.31.17
environment

Algae Could Solve the World’s Food Security Crisis

Basically, eating pond scum could save the world.
Daisy Meager
11.29.16
Science

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Completely Change the Way the World Grows Food

The solution? Just get plant life to more efficiently photosynthesize.
Alex Swerdloff
11.20.16
Science

Peru Keeps Thousands of Potato Seeds in an Earthquake-Proof Vault

Seed banks are often overlooked, but they’re an essential part of preserving food security.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.11.16
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