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Northern Wilderness Could Turn to Farmland as Climate Warms

Some wilderness areas in northern climates have begun to be more suitable for agriculture due to climate change.

Lab-grown meat has sustainability potential, but a long way off for consumers: food scientist

What if you could eat a burger without killing a cow? Lab grown, or cell-cultured meat may be the answer.

Coffee and Cocoa Plants Especially at Risk From Pollinator Losses

The loss of pollinator insects is putting some of the most popular tropical crops in the world — like cocoa, coffee, mango and watermelon — at risk

Beer Could Lose Its Bitter Tastes Due to Climate Change

The taste profile of beer in general is known to be hoppy and at least somewhat bitter compared to other beverages.

Europe’s olive oil supply running out after drought – and the odd hailstorm

Heatwaves around Mediterranean have damaged harvests and forced producers to import from South America

Farmers in Italy Switch to Mangoes, Other Tropical Fruits in Response to Climate Change

Amid warming temperatures caused by climate change, some farmers in Italy are cutting back on growing traditional crops of the country, instead focusing on producing fruits that are commonly grown in tropical areas.

‘This could be the holy grail to replace palm oil’ – research team

A Scottish research team believe they may have produced the “holy grail” alternative to palm oil.

‘Tax beef’ – Denmark finds ways to tackle climate change

Applying taxes to beef products could be one way to reduce CO2 emissions, says the Danish Government

Cultured Meat Brand Aims To Spare 27 Million Animals After Raising Nearly $100M

A Dutch cultivated meat brand has raised $35 million in a funding round, bringing its total amount raised to $95 million.

Bees, plants among the more than 200 species in jeopardy, due to neonicotinoid use

Many species that have faced precipitous population declines still do not have protections, yet they also are vulnerable to neonics. The Hine’s emerald dragonfly has many names — Hine’s bog skimmer, the hook-tipped emerald. One name, the Ohio emerald, no…

Heat Waves in Europe Threaten Olive Harvest for Second Consecutive Year

Olive harvests are expected to face a second challenging year in a row as heat waves threaten crops across Europe.

Red alga added to cow poop slashes methane emissions by almost half

A particularly impressive red alga has already shown great promise in dramatically reducing the alarming levels of methane gas produced by a cow’s enteric digestive system. Now, a team of scientists has moved from the animal’s belches to its tail end, in an effort to get to the bottom of the methane produced in the poop.