June 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Torrential downpours and tornadoes have forced many US farmers to postpone planting crops this year because their fields are flooded. Donald Trump has added more burdens for them to bear with his idiotic trade war with China. It's a tough time to be a farmer.
July 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Roughly 25% of all of the food currently eaten in the world is traded on international markets. This situation is especially true of staple foods such as wheat, maize, rice, and soybeans
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
June 2nd, 2015 | by Glenn Meyers
There are few clear-cut answers to using biofuels to meet our increasing energy demands. Among questions being debated: Are we [&hellip
September 3rd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick
At the Women in Green Forum, we had the pleasure of not only watching Dr. Ellen Lee give a presentation on the work Ford is doing to end their dependency on petroleum-based materials, but also sat down with her to get to the tofu of the matter...
Dr. Ellen Lee and her team spend their days devising new ways to make plastic more sustainable. She does this at Ford, so it’s not just about renewable resources, but also about reducing weight. She’s always on the lookout for the lightest materials with the lowest environmental impact at Ford prices
August 1st, 2011 | by Tina Casey
One knock against biodiesel has been the relatively large amount of fossil fuel required to produce it. That's aside from the contentious issue of using arable land to grow crops for fuel, especially food crops. However, a new study of the energy lifecycle of soybean biodiesel reveals a significant improvement in efficiency over the past 20 years or so.