SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
The rinderpest virus is the second virus to have been eliminated by humans, according to a new report.
3 | October 14, 2010 1:24pm |
As Brazil privatizes some of it rainforest, microchipped trees in one patch of the Amazon are tracking sustainably harvested wood from grove to grave.
1 | October 13, 2010 12:15pm |
This is the first time embryonic stem-cell treatments have been approved by the government. End of pills and a new beginning for stem cell treatments?
12 | October 12, 2010 4:23am |
In what's being described as the world's first global ocean census, marine researchers have compiled nearly 30 million observations of 120,000 ocean species. Scientists participating in the Census...
October 12, 2010 4:00am |
Lung cancer news: Cheek swab for lung cancer and how smoking causes epigenetic changes.
3 | October 11, 2010 10:01am |
Scientists studied the state of the river system and it isn't looking so good.
15 | October 4, 2010 5:10pm |
Scientists propose genetically engineering trees to absorb and store more carbon, and to make better biofuels. The problems? Many.
12 | October 4, 2010 4:15am |
Seventy percent of the buildings in North America aren't automated. They're running wild, according to Cisco smart buildings chief Ed Richards -- and that spells opportunity.
1 | October 1, 2010 1:20pm |
Genetic testing, maintaining a healthy weight, and foregoing hormone replacement therapy at menopause may serve women better than annual mammograms.
3 | October 1, 2010 5:57am |
Scientists created hair-like structures that could be game changing for industry. This is the first time scientists have created artificial cilia.
1 | September 24, 2010 7:49am |
What does a shark, sea turtle or crab do when it encounters the electromagnetic field of a wave power cable? Government scientists are on the case.
3 | September 21, 2010 4:00am |
Time well spent: how to keep your health, sanity and wits while creating a new business.
1 | September 20, 2010 2:50pm |
Redesign the office; Audi electric car; reverse brain drain; Tesla's solar project; LEED Gold neighborhood.
September 20, 2010 1:45pm |
Protecting your kid with the flu shot will also protect them from neurological complications that might lead to permanent brain damage.
25 | September 20, 2010 8:08am |
The jury is still out on most supplements although some results on fish oil are promising.
27 | September 17, 2010 9:09am |
New site means some fewer hoops for small businesses to jump through, and may also help fuel new growth in the economy.
1 | September 17, 2010 8:50am |
At Boston Latin: a network of green-minded individuals, partnerships in the community, testimony at public hearings, climate summits and solar panels. The leaders? Most of them aren't even old...
1 | September 15, 2010 2:00am |
Boston is the "top city of the global innovation economy," according to a new study. Rounding out the global top five: Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna and New York.
15 | September 10, 2010 9:08am |
The FDA letters show these companies are pushing child-friendly flavors and phony drug claims as well.
4 | September 10, 2010 6:36am |
Monsanto and Bunge contribute combined $3 million to help fund entrepreneurs; additional partners sought.
September 9, 2010 5:30am |