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Agriculture
The World’s Fastest-Growing Plant Could Help Solve Food Scarcity and Climate Change
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Agriculture
The World’s Fastest-Growing Plant Could Help Solve Food Scarcity and Climate Change
Scientists have uncovered the genetic underpinnings of the duckweed, the fastest growing plant, and it could help optimize future crops.
February 21, 2021

Scientists have uncovered the genetic underpinnings of the duckweed, the fastest growing plant, and it could help optimize future crops.

Art
Science and Art Collide Over a Giant Field of Leeks
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Art
Science and Art Collide Over a Giant Field of Leeks
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s new GROW installation features multicolored LED lights dancing over a field of leek plants.
February 1, 2021

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s new GROW installation features multicolored LED lights dancing over a field of leek plants.

Agriculture
Lab-Grown Wood Is Taking Shape at MIT
lab-grown wood
Agriculture
Lab-Grown Wood Is Taking Shape at MIT
A newly demonstrated technique for making lab-grown wood could overcome several shortcomings of traditional logging, if it's scalable.
January 28, 2021

A newly demonstrated technique for making lab-grown wood could overcome several shortcomings of traditional logging, if it's scalable.

Climate Change
New Findings Could Help Wine Survive Climate Change
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Climate Change
New Findings Could Help Wine Survive Climate Change
Climate change is altering wine making as we know it. Researchers at UC Davis have identified what makes some grapes more resistant to water stress.
January 3, 2021

Climate change is altering wine making as we know it. Researchers at UC Davis have identified what makes some grapes more resistant to water stress.

Agriculture
Nematode Worm Could Liquify Slugs for U.S. Farmers
nematode
Agriculture
Nematode Worm Could Liquify Slugs for U.S. Farmers
A parasitic nematode used in Europe to kill slugs was just discovered in Oregon, supporting calls to have its use for pest-control approved Stateside.
December 3, 2020

A parasitic nematode used in Europe to kill slugs was just discovered in Oregon, supporting calls to have its use for pest-control approved Stateside.

Food
Cultured Meat Gets First Greenlight for Sale
cultured meat
Food
Cultured Meat Gets First Greenlight for Sale
In a world’s first, Singapore has approved the sale of cultured meat, a major win for the meat alternatives industry.
December 3, 2020

In a world’s first, Singapore has approved the sale of cultured meat, a major win for the meat alternatives industry.

Insects
A French Company Is Building the World’s Biggest Insect Factory Farm
insect farming
Insects
A French Company Is Building the World’s Biggest Insect Factory Farm
Ÿnsect is building the world’s largest insect farming facility in Amiens, France. The mealworms grown there may end up feeding your pets and the salmon on your plate.
November 4, 2020

Ÿnsect is building the world’s largest insect farming facility in Amiens, France. The mealworms grown there may end up feeding your pets and the salmon on your plate.

Agriculture
This Massive Farm Robot Is Helping Secure the Future of Food
Farm Robot
Agriculture
This Massive Farm Robot Is Helping Secure the Future of Food
A massive farm robot is analyzing crops in Arizona, helping identify ones that could grow in hotter climates to help secure the future of food.
September 9, 2020

A massive farm robot is analyzing crops in Arizona, helping identify ones that could grow in hotter climates to help secure the future of food.