A woman combs the hair of a cow outside the animal pavilion during preparations for the Green Week international food, agriculture and horticulture fair in Berlin, January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Roseda Farm Is Breeding a 'Supercow' in a Quest to Become the Berger Cookies of the Beef Industry
Nestled in Baltimore County’s rolling hills, Roseda Farm has been slowly perfecting its Black Angus herd to create beef prime for plating. Through genetic testing, dry-aging, and a closed system that allows the ranch to see its cattle from conception to butchering, Roseda has built one of the largest beef operations in the Mid-Atlantic and the farm wants to become synonymous with Baltimore.
How the African Economies Tipped to Thrive in 2017 Actually Performed
Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa, the African economies that investors were keeping an eye on in 2017, were ones that were eager to harness renewable energy sources and strengthen their manufacturing sectors. Quartz took a look at how the African economies tipped to thrive in 2017 actually fared.
Inside India’s Epic Effort to Bring Electricity to Millions of People for the First Time
India is racing to connect thousands of villages to power grids for the first time, a mammoth undertaking that aims to reach more than a quarter of a billion people who lack electricity. In Barnali, an apple-growing community perched on a wooded slope in the Himalayan foothills, farmers had petitioned government departments for two decades asking to be connected to the power grid.
Electronic Food Vouchers Bring Relief to Vulnerable Nigerian Families
An electronic credit—supported by USAID—allows Nigerian families at risk to buy food at local vendors’ shops, where “we can go and buy food, any food of our choice.” As of December 2017, 2.6 million people face life-threatening hunger in the northeast. USAID support is staving off hunger in areas that humanitarian organizations can access.
In Argentina, Cow Dung Generates Heaps of Electricity
Argentina's Adecoagro, an industrial farming multinational, has turned one of its dairy farms into a surprising source of power. A new technique for generating energy from cow dung has now proven to supply enough electricity from cowpat to power a town of 5,000 residents.
‘Raw Water’ is the Latest Health Craze. Here’s Why Drinking It May Be a Bad Idea
Proponents of the "raw water" movement are selling people on the idea of drinking water that contains the things they say nature intended without the chemicals, such as chlorine, often used in urban water treatment processes. But by shunning recommended water-safety practices, experts warn, raw water purveyors may also be selling things you don't want to drink—dangerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can make you sick.