In an ambitious thought experiment, researchers show how restoring wildlife to pre-Industrial levels could achieve several billion dollars-worth of phosphorus production.
According to a new study, reducing food waste by just half could be a more effective way to protect biodiversity than changing people's diets.
Lipid-producing algae could decouple vegetable oil production from destructive land clearing—and it contains more polyunsaturated fats than conventional oils.
Tweaking the machinery of yeast produces a flavor compound that could substitute the resource-intensive aroma hops that beer relies on for its signature taste.
Acknowledging that a full-blown global crop reconfiguration is contrived, the researchers then tested more modest and realistic changes. Those were transformative too.
Insect farming byproducts are piling up. They could be fertilizer in a circular agricultural system.
Adding insect exoskeletons and “frass” to farm soils, researchers say, can nourish plants through a series of complex and fascinating interactions with microorganisms.
After four years peering beneath the surface of rice paddies in China, researchers quantify increases in rice yields and decreases in fertilizer use.
Scientists have engineered bacteria that release ammonia, in quantities high enough to feed rice plants
A new study showed that increased demand for plant-based meat only drove a 1.2% decline in ground beef production—which amounts to a 0.15% decline in US cattle production.
Genetically modified plants are often more productive, and that could result in large land savings across the EU and beyond.