Food

Eat better, smarter. Grow cleaner, more sustainable food. Great bumper stickers, but how do you do it? PF members offer their solutions on how use science and good practice to feed ourselves more sustainably.

UNSW Australia
With 7 billion mouths to feed--and many more to come--how will our cities, economies, health systems and environments cope? What are the challenges and opportunities? Some of UNSW's experts to canvass the big issues surrounding the global... Read More
UNSW Australia
Because there is less water available during a drought, water often picks up more minerals from the soil or ground and becomes saltier. These researchers in Australia say that their technology can efficiently filter water and remove salts so plants... Read More
The State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Upstate Medical University set out to cut 75% of their campus' footprint. They were able to save $1 million over 20 months by re-processing polypropylene "blue wrap" to cut its use by 23%.
What is cuter than little kids working in a garden? Students at the University of South Florida are including their entire community in their attempt to be more environmentally friendly. One part of their project is educating children about... Read More
Minnesota 2020
How can communities take advantage of local resources to produce enough energy to meet their needs? This research program from the University of Minnesota is trying to find out.
National Science Foundation
A multinational research team is developing biochars--fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.
National Science Foundation
A team of engineers and scientists at North Carolina State University has developed a new method for harvesting marine algae. By applying an electric charge they change the chemistry of the algae cell boundary and cause cells to clump together.... Read More
Unless we change our water consumption and systems of disposal and use, we are drinking from a 'sanitary sewer' which inevitably contributes to DNA changes and sicknesses in people, animals, plants . . . the entire environment. 'Upstream to... Read More
IFFC LLC
I have invented a way to lower to cost of installing the wiring for intelligent irrigation systems. Currently, the wire pair is run separately from the plastic irrigation pipe. I propose to embed the wire pair in the plastic pipe. This should lower... Read More
All around you see farmlands up for sale. What one usually will see are warehouse buildings taking their places. Why do you need to see a giant square building? It is not usually an amazing looking building. Just a big rectangle. So why not build... Read More

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