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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

This Campaigner Wants to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Author and activist Tristram Stuart has launched campaigns, new businesses, and community events to stop nations from squandering food.
Ian Birnbaum
1.25.18
Book excerpts
Book excerpts

Chicken Might Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Make It to Your Grocery Store

'Clean Meat' is a new book by Paul Shapiro about the past, present, and future of lab-grown meat.
Paul Shapiro
1.2.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

This Biologist Wants to Grow Vegetables on Mars

His work could help astronauts grow tomatoes on the Red Planet one day.
Lisa Cumming
12.18.17
420
420

Illegal Weed Can Be Worse for Forests than Logging

Though logging has a greater overall impact, growing pot can be even more destructive on a per-unit-area basis, according to a recent study.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

This Farm Has No Farmers

The 'Hands Free Hectare' gives us a peek at the future of automated agriculture.
Claire Downs
10.3.17
Heavy Machinery
Heavy Machinery

Out for a Rip in a DIY Monster Truck Made of Spare Tractor Parts

“I’ve got some looks from cops but they just kind of nod at me.”
Jason Koebler
10.2.17
hurricane harvey
hurricane harvey

Islands of Starving Cows Discovered After Hurricane Harvey

Though cows can swim better than you might think, they can’t tread water forever.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.17
let me explain
let me explain

Why Did This Corn Explode?

A viral video from a farm in Indiana captures the dramatic event.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.17
community solutions
community solutions

These Kenyan Farmers Are Coding Apps to Cope With a Devastating Drought

I went to a hackathon in Eldoret, Kenya to see if homegrown technology could work where foreign solutions have failed.
Rajiv Golla
7.11.17
buzz worthy
buzz worthy

Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse

Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.20.17
let them eat trash
let them eat trash

Garbage Contains All of the Nutrients Missing from Our Diet

A new study analyzes the nutrition value of food waste and it’s got everything our diet is lacking.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.17
go figure
go figure

The Woman Who Gave Water to a Thirsty Pig Won’t Go to Jail

The Canadian case drew a contentious argument over animal welfare and property rights.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.4.17