How a Kenyan TV Series is Helping Farmers Improve Productivity, Increase Income
Shamba Shape Up is a Kenyan television series helping small-scale farmers give their farms a makeover. It is the first television program of its kind, dedicated to helping small-scale farmers learn about a variety of issues including irrigation, pest control, and financial management. The Shamba team is made up of veterinarians, agronomists, and crop specialists.
Animal Lovers Use Biotech to Develop Milk Made by Man Instead of a Cow
Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi, the co-founders of Muufri, are crafting a plant-based concoction that’s nearly identical in taste and nutritional makeup to cow’s milk. They’ve gone so far as to modify sunflower oil to take on a structural composition similar to milk fats. Muufri is a start-up that hopes to fashion lab-brewed milk as an alternative to milk from animals.
Turning Agricultural Residues and Manure into Bioenergy
Analysis finds that by 2030, US farmers could sustainably produce up to 155 million tons of crop residues, many times the current level of production. The right policies, practices, and investments will help these clean energy sources realize their potential—with huge benefits for farmers, communities, and the environment.
Unearthed: Can This GMO Save Our Oceans?
Scientists at DuPont have genetically modified a yeast to produce omega-3 fatty acid, essential to human health and previously available in meaningful quantity only from marine sources. If we can grow EPA and DHA in the lab without having to catch any fish at all, isn’t that a boon for mankind? The question for any consumer deciding about this is: Do you think it’s safe?