SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
Cereplast wants to make plastic entirely from algae. The company is close â€”Â it is ready to go commercial after developing a hybrid algae plastic material. The only thing holding it back is a...
1 | May 4, 2010 3:34am |
After on-again, off-again talks, United Airlines and Continental Airlines are finally going to merge. But what about us?
May 3, 2010 1:33pm |
BP has acquired Nalco Holding's entire inventory of its Corexit oil dispersant as the oil giant tries to fight a spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The move has put Nalco, a leading water treatment...
4 | May 3, 2010 9:30am |
Dow Chemical beat analysts' estimates in Q1 2010, posting a 48 percent increase in revenue to $13.42 billion. The company said a rebounding economy helped it surge forward.
April 29, 2010 1:38pm |
The 5 Gyres project studies ocean pollution -- and the group hopes to answer questions about what so much plastic in the surf means for the food on our plates.
2 | April 29, 2010 4:00am |
Nothing has really changed. Take away the tools with which young, active people connect to one another, isolate them from the world they know, and it's going to be a shock.
April 27, 2010 12:36pm |
Even the anticipation of laughter injects beta-endorphins and human growth hormone (HGH) into the blood. It also cuts the level of stress hormones
4 | April 27, 2010 12:26pm |
University of Michigan researchers develop a fast way of turning algae into crude oil. Pressure-cook the microalgae!
3 | April 27, 2010 3:44am |
A U.S. Navy-owned F/A-18 Super Hornet is the first supersonic jet with afterburners to fly on a biofuels blend.
13 | April 22, 2010 1:30pm |
Eleanor Sterling talks about why biodiversity is important and why you should care about it.
April 22, 2010 5:00am |
Why the biodiversity crisis is worse than the global economic crisis: There's no bailout for this one
Bob Bloomfield talks about why the biodiversity is our greatest economic crisis and why conserving it is critical to our survival.
1 | April 22, 2010 4:00am |
Joining the ranks of Jane Goodall and Jared Diamond, two conservation scientists receiving the Tyler Award will explain the importance of saving cheetahs and other species from extinction.
April 22, 2010 4:00am |
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SmartPlanet brings you a package of stories to reveal how far we've come in four decades -- and where we still need to go.
2 | April 22, 2010 1:19am |
Eighty percent of the salt we consume is put in by factories.
30 | April 21, 2010 8:43am |
At a talk in front of students at University of California at Berkeley, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist is quizzed about his views on genetically modified food.
5 | April 19, 2010 6:32pm |
At a talk in front of students at University of California at Berkeley, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist is quizzed about his views on genetically modified food. Gates recommended the...
April 19, 2010 3:47pm
If consumers really had visibility into their energy consumption for every device and appliance would they really change their behavior?
2 | April 15, 2010 3:01am |
A lot of diet research is being reported this week, but its conclusions are those you have heard before.Fruits, veggies, nuts, and complex carbohydrates containing protein work best.
April 13, 2010 2:15pm |
As our reality---and entertainment---experiences become increasingly augmented by technology it's worth asking about how health regulations will come into play.
6 | April 12, 2010 3:50am |
Chipotle's Steve Ells recently testified on Capitol Hill, explaining to members of Congress how he merged two unlikely business models: a successful fast food company and a supply chain that...
3 | April 12, 2010 2:00am |