SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
A food safety expert talks about food terrorism, why we should pay attention to ingredients that come from non-ally countries, and what needs to happen in 2011 to lower the amount of tainted food...
2 | January 10, 2011 2:00am |
Some 3-D printers are now creating items you can actually stick a price tag on, like lamps and clothes.
January 7, 2011 10:07pm |
"Food efficiency" will be one of the most galvanizing sustainability themes over the next 12 months.
1 | January 6, 2011 8:59am |
The U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to invest $75 million into INEOS Bio's commercial biofuel facility in Florida.
January 5, 2011 5:09pm |
Rats can sniff out TB and may offer a low-tech way of detecting the disease.
2 | January 5, 2011 1:26pm |
At CES 2011, LG unveiled a completely new line of "smart," connected home appliances that it says will make chores easier and save energy, time and money.
2 | January 5, 2011 8:43am |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Advanced Cell Technology to start clinical trials to see if embryonic stem cells can treat the most common form of macular degeneration.
January 4, 2011 7:31am |
The widely-used arthritis drug Celebrex reduces common skin cancers by 60%, a new study shows. But keep applying that sunscreen liberally.
5 | January 3, 2011 11:08pm |
Under30CEO names the top 10 U.S. cities for young entrepreneurs, from New York City to San Diego.
5 | January 3, 2011 6:49am |
This past week, researchers showed us how many of us have unknowingly experienced a coma, how our parents' diets affected us, another reason to take that daily walk, a link between alcoholism and...
2 | January 3, 2011 4:43am |
A Washington entrepreneur picks up biodegradable waste from the city's restaurants, hotels and hospitals and says the organic nature of composting gives it a 'unique sex appeal.'
1 | January 3, 2011 2:00am |
From water conservation efforts to renewable energy investments to agribusiness, my focus will be on case studies and cautionary tales in the year to come.
3 | December 29, 2010 2:52pm |
This year on Pure Genius, we've dished about everything from astronaut food to environmental criminals and talked with such smart people as Chris Anderson and Pauline Frommer. Here are our...
December 28, 2010 4:00am |
Cornell researchers propose mass customization of a range of treats -- with expert nutrition formulations programmed in -- via food printers.
7 | December 27, 2010 10:02am |
At one new restaurant in China, robots handle all requests.
1 | December 26, 2010 2:18pm |
Following the FDA's move to revoke the approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer, Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will challenge the decision, a first move of this...
1 | December 20, 2010 11:55pm |
Allison Arieff explains why today's airports are so incompatible with the latest security measures, and points to San Francisco as leading the way into the future. But is it really a solution?
4 | December 20, 2010 7:07am |
US regulators issued draft guidelines for companies who want to combine two or more drugs into one therapy. This could speed up the development of drug cocktails to treat heart disease or...
December 16, 2010 6:37pm |
SmartPlanet talks to one of Method's founders about sustainability, lessons learned, and what he's doing with 1,000 pounds of plastic he collected from the Pacific.
6 | December 15, 2010 2:00am |
With the goal of promoting businesses that are both environmentally and socially sustainable, the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit B Lab has designed a certification model that exceeds what LEED does...
December 14, 2010 4:00am |