Workers check a pond, which can hold up to 40,000 fish, during a daily inspection of the nets at a Tasmanian salmon farm owned by Huon Aquaculture Group Ltd located at Hideaway Bay, south of Hobart. IPO-HUON/ REUTERS/David Gray
Can We Feed the World with Farmed Fish?
For years, scientists and activists have sounded the alarm that humans' appetite for seafood is outpacing what fishermen can sustainably catch. But new research suggests there is space in the ocean for farming most of the seafood humans need. But while the production potential of aquaculture is clearly large, the environmental impact—both positive and negative—can be equally large, depending on how aquaculture practices are used.
Three Ways to Invest in Youth Optimism
Young people will play a critical role in achieving the peaceful, prosperous world envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals. To harness their energy, aptitudes, and ideas, and to understand what specific actions should be taken to assist them in reaching their potential, the global community must listen to what they say—and heed their advice.
Guest Commentary – The New Wave of Agricultural Extension
Agricultural extension services have served as a vital tool in spreading critical knowledge to farmers—helping them produce more profitable harvests, and ultimately, escape poverty and hunger. However, many extension programs—where they exist at all—are failing to reach smallholder farmers in a way that is effective in spreading scientific research to better agricultural productivity. That’s why agricultural extensionists have begun to explore a new way to spread crucial information: digital animations.
Five Food Apps That Make It Easy to Eat Sustainably
In case you didn’t know, there will be north of nine billion people in the world by 2050. If we plan on feeding everyone without draining the planet's resources (water, rainforests, etc.), we need to eat sustainably. Thanks to these food apps, you can find the right food with minimal effort.
Baltimore Farm-In-A-Box a Potential Catalyst in Urban Revitalization
Leafy greens grow profusely at the tiny East Baltimore farm, but not in parallel rows in the ground. They pop out of vertical white troughs that hang from a metal ceiling. This is Urban Pastoral Collective, a two-year-old business with a dual mission: to produce and sell fresh, whole foods in an urban setting and to help leverage the value of such foods to transform the way Americans live and interact in cities.
The War on Food Waste Has a New Weapon: A £99 Fridge Camera
The world’s first wireless refrigerator camera is going on sale in the UK to help households slash food waste. The Smarter FridgeCam camera and app lets users check exactly what they have in their refrigerator at any time, monitors use-by dates, suggests recipes incorporating the foods users already have in their fridge, and sends out automatic reminders to, among other things, buy more milk.