SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
Americans discard about a third of their food. Wasted along with rotten morsels and unconsumed scraps is a heavy consumption of fuel and petrochemicals.
1 | October 5, 2010 4:00am |
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 |
Parisians have learned that a little tastes better than a lot, that how you eat matters more than how much, and that you don't have to diet if you don't gain the weight in the first place.
13 | October 3, 2010 1:15pm |
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 |
Looking at a single conductive polymer could change the way we make electronics. Sensors for detecting toxins or materials for solar cells would benefit.
3 | September 29, 2010 6:33am |
If a CEO goes on TV and claims pomegranates prevent cancer, is that advertising or free speech?
23 | September 29, 2010 4:48am |
The city's sustainability director says no matter how many light bulbs we replace, the climate is still changing--enough that ski resort operators are worried. Some cities are figuring out how to...
9 | September 29, 2010 2:00am |
Researchers can shoot quantum dots into cells. It's like a flu shot to the cell.
2 | September 28, 2010 4:00pm |
Two groups--one civilian, and one institutional--are living the Martian life the only way they can: here on earth.
2 | September 28, 2010 10:30am |
The CEO of Austin, Texas-based Illumitex says his company's light emitting diodes aren't just energy-efficient -- they're optically efficient, too.
5 | September 28, 2010 7:00am |
We say goodbye to Thinking Tech editor Dan Nosowitz and hello to a new one: John Herrman.
September 27, 2010 7:06pm |
Nestle, best known here for its chocolate milk, is formalizing its position at the intersection of health and nutrition in a corporate re-org.
7 | September 27, 2010 7:36am |
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 |
The U.S. FDA is nearing approval of genetically modified salmon for consumption. The landmark decision has a big impact on the world's food supply and the ethics of tinkering with nature.
12 | September 21, 2010 2:37am |
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 |
Powering electronic devices like smart packaging and radio-frequency sensing devices could get a boost from paper-thin, rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
1 | September 20, 2010 8:34am |