Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

… retail outlet, which includes supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchants, captures nearly half of the market sales of organic food. Other outlets such as gourmet stores, farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture programs comprise the remaining 10 per cent share, while the eCommerce portals capture another big pie in lion’s share. “For our retail expansion, we hope to be present in high footfall areas in both metros and Tier II cities. In the near future, we are also increasing …

We Can End Hunger With Six Billion Pounds Of Edible Produce, But We Don’t Because It’s ‘Ugly Food’

… a solar-powered floating farmthat uses aquaponics to grow 20 tons of vegetables. Organic farmers living in the city figured a way to do vertical farming so that organic food can be grown in urban areas. Finally, Japan has created the world’s largest indoor farm, one that produces over 100 times more food than conventional farms. With such advancements in organic farming, organic food should be at the forefront of ending world hunger. However, there is one issue that is preventing that and it …

Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… food that is organic, getting things as local as possible and, even as far as our disposable containers, getting things that are already recycled or are recyclable,” said Justin Tighe, a former UCF student who works at Dandelion. Sticking to those food philosophies hasn’t always been easy, though. After eight years of serving Orlando customers, Dandelion Café has experienced the growth of local businesses in its surrounding areas. “When Dandelion first opened, there …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… high-yielding areas does little to improve food security; it mainly helps line the pockets of seed and chemical companies and producers of corn ethanol.” Cassidy writes. “The world’s resources would be better spent focusing on strategies to actually increase food supplies and access to basic resources for the poor small farmers who need it most.” Contact: Shannon Van Hoesen | (202) 667-6982 | shannon@ewg.org via Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG. …

Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

… approach in the peripheral areas of vision are observed to give spatial sense to the path of the insect in flight. To replicate this compound eye arrangement, the researchers built on earlier work in which they participated and created an electronic optic flow sensor incorporating a set of 24 photodiodes in an artificial eye arrangement. In this new research, the eye has been attached to a tethered 80 g (2.8 oz) 470 mm (18.5 in) long drone that the researchers have dubbed “BeeRotor.” …

Greenland Ice Sheet Yielding its Secrets | Geophysics | Sci-News.com

… Previous ice sheet simulations used the activity of four well-studied glaciers – Jakobshavn, Helheim, Kangerlussuaq and Petermann – to forecast how the entire ice sheet will dump ice into the oceans. But the current study shows that activity at these four locations may not be representative of what is happening with glaciers across the ice sheet. Dr Csatho’s team identified areas of rapid shrinkage in southeast Greenland that today’s models don’t acknowledge. “The ice sheet could …

Huge New Holes In Siberia Have Scientists Calling For Urgent Investigation Of The Mysterious Craters

… detect earthquakes that might strike when the craters open up. “We need to answer now the basic questions: what areas and under what conditions are the most dangerous?” he told the Siberian Times. “These questions are important for safe operation of the northern cities and infrastructure of oil and gas complexes.” Experts in the U.S. echoed that sentiment. Dr. Carolyn Ruppel, a research geophysicist at the Woods Hole Field Center in Massachusetts and chief of the U.S. …

Film to highlight CSG dangers prior to election | Echonetdaily

A film highlighting the invasive nature of coal seam gas will screen throughout the northern rivers and other areas in the lead-up to next month’s state election. Called Frackman, the film tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against the expansion of international gas companies in Queensland’s Darling Downs. Dayne embarks on a journey that transforms him from conservative pig-shooter to sophisticated global activist. Producer Simon Nasht said it was vital …

Coal seam gas is not worth risk | The Border Mail

Australian news story. LABOR candidate Ross Jackson has backed the party’s opposition to coal seam gas exploration in the Albury electorate. His commitment to farming areas in the electorate comes as the NSW Resources and Energy Minister Anthony Roberts visits Albury today. “Since nominating in December I have been contacted by many people, particularly farmers, who are deeply concerned about this issue,” Cr Jackson said. “The electorate of Albury contains some of the best farmland in …