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agricultural reliance

Reducing the UK’s agricultural reliance on overseas production

The UK Government has announced a ‘Food Strategy’ that intends to reduce the UK’s agricultural reliance on overseas production. Harnessing agricultural technology A strategy to direct...
Atlantic salmon performance

Recirculating aquaculture systems: Improving Atlantic salmon performance

The RAS 4.0 project, led by Norwegian food research institute Nofima, is designed to optimise recirculating aquaculture systems to improve the welfare and performance...
Subsoil

Future food security is potentially threatened by subsoil compaction

Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have revealed that future food security in Europe, America, and Australia is threatened by subsoil compaction. What...
Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Researchers from Flinders University are investigating organic nitrogen fertiliser to return nitrogen to soil without the need for chemicals.
locally produced renewable energy

Utilising locally produced renewable energy for greenhouse lighting

Researchers at Karlstad University have investigated and developed intelligent control systems for greenhouse lighting by employing locally produced renewable energy. Sweden's continuing shift to fossil-fuel...
Ensuring food security is at the heart of sustainability measures

Ensuring food security is at the heart of sustainability measures

Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis have discovered risks associated with sustainability measures that could impact food security. It is very common...
Fostering sustainable agriculture in Europe

Fostering sustainable agriculture practices in Europe

Dr Stephen Onakuse, President of Agrinatura, outlines the efforts of the organisation in its mission to achieve sustainable agriculture practices across Europe. Agrinatura, the European...
Black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria

A novel study finds that black-eyed peas attract beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria, potentially removing the necessity of fertiliser. New research findings from scientists at the University...
3D printers

Creating custom food using 3D printers

Scientists are beginning to experiment with utilising 3D printers to create custom food with unique flavour payoffs. Used primarily to make customised machine parts, medical...
sustainable diet

Substituting one food item per day can result in a more sustainable diet

According to a new study, people who consume beef could reduce the carbon footprint of their diet by as much as 48% to gain...
egg white protein

A sustainable alternative to egg white protein production

Scientists discover a use for biotechnology in order to provide an alternative to egg white protein production that is more environmentally sustainable. Research by the...
Giving waste value: Utilising biotechnology to convert food waste

Giving waste value: Utilising biotechnology to convert food waste

Ingmar Høgøy, CEO of Greentech Innovators, explains how the company is using biotechnology to convert food waste into single cell protein and organic fertiliser.
Radical action must be taken to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Radical action must be taken to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Experts in the BMJ argue that radical action must quickly be taken to change unsustainable and unhealthy behaviours to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The changing face of the Norwegian aquaculture industry

Kristin Langeland, Director of Communications at The Norwegian Seafood Federation, discusses the evolution of the commercial aquaculture industry in Norway and its goals for...
Scientists warn of cascade of climate impacts caused by climate hazards

Scientists warn of cascade of climate impacts caused by climate hazards

A novel study, published ahead of COP26, reveals that climate hazards may cause cascading global impacts by 2030.
Future farm technology will help meet net-zero goals

Future farm technology will help meet net-zero goals

UK government’s Farming Innovation Pathways competition provides funding for future farm technology.

Transforming food production with VTT’s cellular agriculture solutions

VTT is transforming the future of food production with novel cellular agriculture solutions that are more local, ethical, and sustainable. What if coffee could be...
Reducing food waste with $15m grant from the National Science Foundation

Reducing food waste with $15m grant from the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded $15m in grants in the fight towards reducing food waste and increasing food security.
Benefits of concentrated farming over eco-friendly agriculture

Benefits of concentrated farming over eco-friendly agriculture

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have concluded that concentrated farming that leaves room for natural habitats is more optimal than eco-friendly agriculture.
Innovation and sustainability efforts within Norwegian aquaculture

Innovation and sustainability efforts within Norwegian aquaculture

As Norwegian aquaculture continues to grow it is ever more important that we look at ways to minimise the environmental impact of seafood production

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