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Saving Mexico’s Native Corn With Sustainable Furniture

October 8th, 2019 | by The Beam

Fernando Laposse is a Mexican designer who is drawing most of his inspiration from Mexico, its people, its craft, and their relationship to the natural world. We talked with Fernando about the role of design in raising awareness towards sustainable issues and he introduced us to one of its latest project: Totomoxtle, which showcases the range of species of native corn that exist in Mexico


Climate Change To Reduce Global Yields Of Staple Crops 23% By 2050s

May 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Global production of the 4 most important staple crops in the world — maize/corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans — will be reduced by around 23% by the 2050s as a result of worsening anthropogenic climate change, according to new research published in the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change


Copper Sucking Corn Cleans Polluted Soil

August 20th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

In a twist on the old set a thief to catch a thief ploy, researchers at Michigan Technological University have found that a copper-loving bacteria can help corn suck copper contamination out of soil. The discovery could help clean up highly contaminated abandoned mining sites that have resisted other forms of "green" remediation


Cyanobacteria: The Next Big Biofuel?

August 26th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

Could cyanobacteria eventually become a more popular biofuel than corn, sugarcane, or even algae? Quite possibly. According to Science Daily, [&hellip



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