A new study finds that species with exceptionally high nutrient levels overlap with those associated with low carbon emissions—pointing toward a more sustainable diet.
Novel technology enables the super fast growth of "enriched seaweed" infused with nutrients, proteins, dietary fiber, and minerals.
New breeds of poplar trees could produce enough fiber to replace a large share of cotton farming in Europe — freeing up that land for other uses.
A first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of urban farms in 53 countries suggests that city plots can produce up to 4 times more food than conventional ones.
Researchers discover a genetic trait that makes roots grow straight down instead of fanning out into shallower soils — opening up the possibility of more climate-resilient crops.
Researchers build an algorithm to sift through thousands of multi-ingredient foods and decipher the footprint of each one—which could help provide sustainability guidance where it’s been sorely lacking before.
The findings, from an extensive survey of soil studies, draws a questions mark over carbon estimates that are used in some IPCC reports.
In a surprising twist, researchers calculated that diverting EU sugar cropland to other uses yielded big carbon reductions—in Brazil.
Under a full electrification scenario in the US, 4.4 million hectares of land could be saved (mostly in Brazil, China and India), and the CO2 emissions of all gas cars in the US could be halved.
Researchers advance the science of 'artificial photosynthesis', a process that bypasses the need for sunshine to grow food—and does so more efficiently than the conventional way.