Farming

We can feed the world if we change our ways

Current crop yields could provide nutritious food for the projected 2050 global population, but only if we make radical changes to our dietary choices, a new study shows. Researchers from Lancaster University have analysed global and regional food supplies to reveal the flows of calories, protein and vital micro-nutrients from production through to human consumption,…

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Environment

Impact of climate change on mammals and birds ‘greatly underestimated’

An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change. Associate Professor James Watson of UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Wildlife Conservation Society said alarmingly, the team of international researchers found evidence of observed responses to recent…

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Farming

FOOD BY LOCAL FARMERS. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM BY ANTS

February 15, 2018 — Driving down U.S. 20 toward Cleveland, Cullen Naumoff knew something had to change. Naumoff, director of sustainable enterprise for the Oberlin Project in Oberlin, Ohio, had recently launched a food hub with colleague Heather Adelman. Food hubs bring together what small farmers produce into quantities needed by big buyers like schools, restaurants and supermarkets.…

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Growing Tips

The Power of Perennials

Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having to start your garden from scratch each spring? Then, it’s time to discover the perennial food garden. All of the following herbs, vegetables, fruits and legumes can be planted once and enjoyed for many seasons to come. What Is a Perennial? A perennial is a…

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