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September 15, 2015

How LEDs May Be the Ticket To Advanced Space Travel and More Efficient Agriculture On Earth

If the thought of rehydratable shrimp cocktail and something called spray-dried orange juice doesn’t exactly get your tastebuds in a tizzy, well, you aren’t alone. Although none were available for confirmation, I think it’s safe to wager that having to add water to transform their crunchy chicken chunks into something resembling actual food is not high on the list of favorable experiences among NASA astronauts on space missions, either. Cramped quarters, food prep limitations and spoilage potential in space, however, all add up to the necessity of such measures aboard spaceships headed for outer orbit.

Surviving on portable, rehydratable, non-spoiling food is just part of the [...]

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February 9, 2015

Bee Conscious: Small Decisions, Big Consequences

Did you know that much of the food we eat depends heavily on pollinating insects? Our lives and our ecosystems would be drastically different if bees and other pollinators ceased to exist. Put it this way, an estimated one-third of the world’s crops are dependent on honeybees for pollination. They are responsible for one in every three bites of food we consume. If bees stopped pollinating our agricultural goods, we would no longer have: broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries, cherries and many more.

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says, “There is an important link between the [...]

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December 14, 2012

Organic vs Conventional Eating: Well.Org Looks at the Facts

Thinking about the types of food you consume can make huge difference in your health and lifestyle. Organic food is not only more nutritious but it can actually save you money in the long run, when you factor in healthcare cost over the years.

We have created this infographic from several recent health articles and authoritative sources to help you eat healthier. There are plenty of reasons to eat organic foods and people seem to be catching on. Organic foods are the fastest growing and most profitable segment of American agriculture. We have included the unhealthiest conventional foods, some of which may shock you. We’ve also compared the characteristics of a grass fed cow to [...]

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