The hidden carbon footprint of cultured meats raises questions about whether it is a sustainable substitute for retail beef

The hidden carbon footprint of cultured meats raises questions about whether it is a sustainable substitute for retail beef

LFarmed meat, which is grown from animal cells, is often thought to be more environmentally friendly than beef because it is expected to require less land, water and greenhouse gases than raising livestock. But in a preprint, not yet peer-reviewed, researchers at the University of California, Davis found that the environmental impact of lab-grown or … Read more

HudsonAlpha and New West Genetics Partner on USDA-NIFA Grant to Use Genomics to Help Improve a Sustainable Source of Fiber, Protein and Petroleum

HudsonAlpha and New West Genetics Partner on USDA-NIFA Grant to Use Genomics to Help Improve a Sustainable Source of Fiber, Protein and Petroleum

FORT COLLINS, Col., June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Faculty Investigator Alex Harkess’ laboratory a HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnologyand their collaborators New Western geneticshave recently been awarded a three-year, $650,000 United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) grant that aims to unlock the full potential of industrial hemp, a versatile plant … Read more

With over 7,000 satellites and growing, is space sustainable? A summary of Ars Frontiers Ars Technica

Eric Berger (top left) moderated a panel with (clockwise) Alex Fielding, Charity Weeden and Bhavya Lal on the topic of satellites and low Earth orbit.

Zoom in / Eric Berger (top left) moderated a panel with (clockwise) Alex Fielding, Charity Weeden and Bhavya Lal on the topic of satellites and low Earth orbit. Ars Technique The space industry has seen a dramatic increase in the number of satellites launched into low Earth orbit in recent years. Much, but not all, … Read more

Using failed antibiotics as herbicides makes weed elimination more sustainable

Using failed antibiotics as herbicides makes weed elimination more sustainable

A A molecule that was initially developed to treat tuberculosis but failed to make it out of the lab as an antibiotic is now showing promise as a potent enemy to the weeds that overrun our gardens and cost farmers billions of dollars each year. Although the failed antibiotic was not suited to its original … Read more