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October 24, 2016

 

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The Land Institute Still Searching For Perennial Solution

Researchers at the Land Institute are still working on a new way of farming that mirrors natural, sustainable ecosystems and remains profitable for farmers.

September 26, 2016

 

Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed.

Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

June 1, 2016

 

bumble bee

Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

May 17, 2016

 

Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises (Report)

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

February 9, 2016

 

beekeeper

New Research Shows People Help Move Deadly Bee Virus

Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.

December 24, 2015

 

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Food Waste From Donations, Gingerbread Houses, Lentils+Tofu

We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.

October 28, 2015

 

Jonathan Lundgren

USDA Whistleblower Claims Censorship Of Pesticide Research

Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.

July 20, 2015

 

soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

January 26, 2015

 

hemp sprouts

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

July 21, 2009

Alternative Energy 

Wind turbines in a green field.

Alternative Energies, Alternative News: Wind Energy and…Urine?

Recent developments in wind power, and...scientists have recently developed a technology that will convert urine into hydrogen.

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