SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
Today's compost may be tomorrow's high-dollar chemicals. Waste Management is already making liquid natural gas out of landfill gas and has big plans for creating value in our discarded organic...
7 | June 7, 2010 2:00am |
Do strong intellectual property laws protect or hurt innovation? One observer argues that industries with low levels of IP protection tend to flourish more than those with strong IP constraints.
4 | June 5, 2010 9:31am |
DuPont's Tom Connelly, chief innovation officer, outlined the company's plans to find a replacement for ethanol, a first-generation biofuel that needs to be replaced with something more efficient.
15 | June 3, 2010 3:27am |
The huge food and beverage company finds a new water source for four of its potato chip factories. How? Their secret is in the spud.
2 | June 2, 2010 4:00am |
You can have your french fry and live longer, too.
13 | May 28, 2010 8:02am |
The Canadian city of Vancouver aspires to be Earth's greenest city within a decade.
May 27, 2010 11:41am |
Which American cities will lead the nation into the next decade? Here's a list of the top 10.
May 26, 2010 9:15am |
New software vendor launches with less than $100,000 startup investment; uses cloud for IT needs. Biggest line item for startups these days is 'rent and food.'
1 | May 26, 2010 8:31am |
A TIME 100 innovator talks about how SMS technology could change the way governments around the world register their citizens.
May 25, 2010 4:00am |
New research from J. Craig Venter's crew replicates and enlivens a bacterial genome. Will an algae genome follow to spark the next generation of biofuels?
3 | May 21, 2010 4:00am |
Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute have constructed the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell.
1 | May 20, 2010 10:23am |
Energy, packaging and water usage are three primary pillars of its sustainability innovation investments.
2 | May 19, 2010 10:57am |
Angiogenesis Foundation leader William Li says the first step to kill cancer is by eating.
May 19, 2010 7:11am |
The authors said salt and nitrate preservatives are the most likely cause of the difference.
25 | May 18, 2010 9:09am |
Stonyfield CEO Gary Hirshberg says the challenges of the yogurt business are made easier by scale. He's been setting up a model that looks surprisingly like--are you ready for this--Wal-Mart.
7 | May 17, 2010 2:00am |
Starbucks will roll out a second brand -- Seattle's Best -- in fast food restaurants, supermarkets and vending machines.
3 | May 12, 2010 10:22am |
The Produce Safety Project published a report with recommendations on how to improve food safety. As food safety undergoes reform, key organizations band together to exchange information more fluidly.
7 | May 11, 2010 6:04am |
IBM's new research project aims to crunch data from disparate sources to simulate cause-and-effect relationships that influence healthcare decisions.
1 | May 6, 2010 7:10am |
Rep. Slaughter: How misguided agricultural practices are killing Americans and affecting foreign trade
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says lax regulation of antibiotics given to farm animals is killing humans and affecting our trade with other countries. Could Denmark be a model for the U.S.?
12 | May 5, 2010 2:00am |
Virgin America is taking airplane service to new heights by offering features that cater to the techie in all of us. Passengers can text each other from their seatbacks, order food online, and...
3 | May 4, 2010 3:24pm