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The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from idealism to pragmatic capitalism. But a slow shift is underway as more Israelis are considering moving back to these communities.
Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the company’s offices in Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel, to learn more about its vision for sustainable agriculture.
These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options of the past, and their stories are sure to inspire.
The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently and sustainably.
Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to digest. The result could be a decrease in methane emissions, as well as improved dairy and meat production.
An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and creamy fruit. It's reportedly leading to pine forest eradication in Mexico.
With advances in desalination, irrigation and water recycling, Israel has become the global water superpower.
It is definitely worth your time to drop San Juan Bautista, check out the mission, and poke around the old shops and buildings for an hour or two.
Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians should vote “yes” on an initiative this November that would legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.
The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the 18 common questions Britons ask about GMO technology.