Ever since Nate Tullar was a toddler, when adults asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he knew what to tell them. In the ’50s, Tullar’s grandparents, George and Barbara, had bought Tullando Farm, a dairy farm located along the Connecticut River in Orford, a town in northwest New Hampshire, and […]
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belleisle Farms Ltd. brand coleslaw due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Enlarge / “Whaaaaaaaat?” (credit: Lisa de Vreede) If you’ve spent any time thinking about the world’s dirty energy problem, you’ve probably pondered some impractical “What if?” scenarios. Solar panels in space beaming energy down, or covering Nevada in solar panels—that kind of thing. Well, a new study led by Yan Li, Eugenia Kalnay, and Safa […]
Children are being trafficked from Vietnam and other countries to perform slave labour on hundreds of cannabis farms across London, experts have warned. New figures released on Monday expose the scale of illegal cannabis farming in the British capital, where police said they had found 314 farms since 2016 — the equivalent of one every […]
A Canadian nonprofit alliance is trying to save a staple fish supply—via drone photography. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b368399af0d633ac76808e7/master/pass/IMG_0296-finalversion.jpg
Reuters / Russell Cheyne Academics say government plans to replace farm subsidies after Brexit could mean that up to 25% of England’s least profitable farms could go bankrupt. Dr Ludivine Petetin said “up to one in four” farms in England could “disappear” after Brexit in comments originally reported by the Farmers Guardian. The EU’s Common […]
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says since March about 40 cases of acute gastrointestinal illness have been connected with the consumption of raw oysters.
Enlarge / Instead of adding crushed limestone to soil, we could opt for basalt. (credit: Mark Robinson) The best response to a leaking pipe is to stop the leak. But even if you haven’t quite got the leak solved, a mop can keep the pool of water on your floor from spilling into the next […]
Temperatures dropped to single digits this winter in New York City, but inside the mobile indoor farm demoed by innovative tech company Local Roots on the East Side of Manhattan, it was summertime. Rows of bright-green lettuce sprouting in trays basked under LEDs that mimic natural sunlight, while the circulating water delivered nutrients to their […]
Federico Marques feared the worst for his farm as he watched live coverage of Hurricane Harvey ravaging fields across the Gulf Coast and inundating every pocket of Houston. Marques was trapped at home during Harvey and could only monitor his crops from his couch, anxiously viewing footage from the farm’s single working indoor camera. “We […]