SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
Scientists figured out how to make compounds made of edible substances. The new compound framework could be used in chemical sensing, gas storage and purification, and catalysis.
August 30, 2010 8:21am |
Meet the hot new food fad -- black rice bran.
9 | August 30, 2010 7:59am |
Once Kyocera installs solar power systems at 6 of its domestic plants it will have all 10 of its manufacturing plants in Japan covered.
4 | August 30, 2010 7:13am |
They're good for us, he says -- unless we're trying to steal power. Meter readers' jobs are also endangered.
7 | August 29, 2010 10:04pm |
Bet you didn't know that the immature eggs of the African Clawed Frog were so useful.
2 | August 27, 2010 12:11am |
Where did all the oil go? The bacteria deep in the ocean will go to town on the oil and eat it up.
12 | August 26, 2010 8:23am |
A substance scientists call "dry water" could help curb global greenhouse gas emissions by absorbing carbon dioxide.
16 | August 26, 2010 8:06am |
In a city already plagued with high rates of childhood asthma, Hurricane Katrina changed the landscape of the disease in New Orleans. An asthma expert talks about managing the epidemic today.
3 | August 25, 2010 1:39am |
Stanford chemists create fluorescent sensors on synthetic DNA to identify a large range of vapors.
1 | August 23, 2010 8:03am |
Within the burgeoning solar power industry, a technology war is underway: crystalline silicon vs. thin film cells. Silicon may have the upper hand, but XsunX CEO Tom Djokovich says not for long.
5 | August 23, 2010 7:11am |
All the questions we have regarding physical health, and health reform, are seen in stark relief when we talk about addiction.
19 | August 23, 2010 5:41am |
Can a fuel additive be green? IFT chief executive Jonathan Burst says his product can help fleets burn fuel more efficiently, reducing carbon emissions and cost.
1 | August 17, 2010 12:38pm |
Thanks to TreeHugger for reminding me that, right now, corporate sustainability agendas may be at odds with ecological sustainability goals.
August 17, 2010 10:43am |
Aquaculture pioneer Local Ocean harvests fish in a zero-discharge facility in New York.
15 | August 16, 2010 6:30pm |
Vermont's Green Mountain College is at the head of the class. Stanford and Harvard also make the grade.
August 16, 2010 5:06am |
Sometimes, you just can't beat nature. Even if nature is a delicate, iridescent butterfly.
2 | August 12, 2010 10:12pm |
DARPA has awarded GE scientists $6.3 million to develop bio-inspired sensors to better detect dangerous warfare agents and explosives.
August 12, 2010 10:53am |
Over the last three years, there has been a distinct drop in spending on physical mobility and corresponding boost in spending on mobile technologies.
August 10, 2010 10:11am |
Beverage giant no longer satisfied with simply reducing consumption. It aims to give back.
5 | August 10, 2010 4:21am |
Solazyme has raised another US$52M from investors to support broadening business growth for its create to create bulk amounts of renewable oil.
August 9, 2010 2:42pm |