From Field to Fork – New Ways to Feed The World

If you think that foods comes from a supermarket, don’t bother to read on. If you are interested in why we need to – and how we can – change our ways to plant, grow, harvest, process, deliver and sell food, this post is for you. Click on the links to get additional information on the topics…

Co2 Increases Plant Sugar Content

Here is another sad fact of human induced climate change: the more CO2 is pumped into the atmosphere, the fatter we may become. These are the latest findings of crop science. Over the next decades, the sugar content of any kind of grain will dramatically increase, while healthy protein, mineral and vitamin content will decrease. Why? Carbon dioxide in the air fuels sugar production in plants (remember photosynthesis) and even whole or healthy grains will become less nutritious and more caloric over time.
The consequences: More CO2 in the atmosphere = more sugar in crops =  more calories in your average diet = higher obesity = more health problems = higher health care costs.
That’s one reason to cut greenhouse gases now and to implement the latest Paris Climate Change Treaty.

Looking for Affordable Fruits & Vegetables? Try In-Door Farming

As more people flock into cities and live in high rises, while farm land around cities decreases by the minute, housing developers, builders and tenants seek to put a field on the roof. What’s needed are green attitudes, a re-modeled home and weekend farmers with a green thumb.

Don’t Shy Away from Eating That Bug

One day, even you may bit into a roasted cricket. The protein-laden hoppers, especially their larvae, are increasingly used to create nutritious protein powder for supplements and food.  Yes, Cricket Farming is in.