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Agricultural Reality Stars
When researchers discover more sustainable ways to farm across the globe, sharing this information is not always easy. Organizations are taking a new approach with non-traditional media: information and agricultural innovations are reaching the world’s most remote farming communities through means such as popular reality shows, song lyrics, and comic books.
Genetically Modified Flies ‘Could Save Crops’
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research. If released into the wild, they could prevent damage to crops in a way that is cheap, and environmentally friendly; but others oppose the technology and say releasing genetically modified flies into the wild could have unintended consequences.
Fertile Opportunity Awaits For Food Waste Processors
Up to a third of the available food supply goes to waste. We definitely should be working to reduce this waste, but what about the organic scraps or produce that legitimately should be disposed of that are currently emitting methane in landfills? There’s a greentech movement afoot to use that material both as the feedstock for renewable energy and for soil nutrients.