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I felt very privileged to attend this futuristic seminar held in Seinäjoki; an international seminar bringing together experts in the field of insect economy.

“Insects will be there to feed the world without consuming the earth.” 322 more words


The Challenge and Benefits of Growing Food on Mars

Apparently, the recently released The Martian (spoiler alert – probably nothing major to story but I haven’t seen it yet) shows the main character surviving stranded on Mars on potatoes he has managed to grow in the hostile Mars soil. 177 more words

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The Quest for Drought Tolerant Crops

Whether seeking to address concerns about climate change or trying to grow crops in areas that are otherwise too hostile, plants able to survive in times of low water availability would be significantly beneficial. 760 more words

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Garden Tour

Spring has sprung.

My little seedlings are ready (mostly) to be transplanted. But I have an earwig problem. I have not had a problem with them before. 182 more words


Lab-Grown Meat Update

It may be a few more years off, but the advent of slaughterhouse- and feedlot-free meat is coming, it’s just a matter of time before these hideous institutions are history. 66 more words


Growing Justice in Local Food

The second and third aims of the Legume Laboratory is improve knowledge in growing food and look at where future food production may come from. The rise of community gardens and the possibility of their adding to local food security falls within this scope. 291 more words

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