Are you aware how far the produce in your fridge has traveled to get to your own home? I simply checked: my rocket combine got here from Mexico, my blueberries got here from Peru, and my purple grapes got here from California. The truth that my fridge feels extra overseas than home is simply the way it is lately, if ...

Clear water, one in all our most important human wants, is not globally accessible to nearly 800 million individuals, mainly due to the cumbersome infrastructure required to transfer it from its supply to the individuals who want it. That’s why the most recent visitor on the World Changing Ideas podcast based an organization that wishes to bypass concrete pipes for ...

After I stroll the produce aisles of a grocery retailer, I compulsively learn labels. Natural, sustainable, fairtrade, moral. As a scientist, a father, and the son of small-time passion farmers, understanding how meals is grown is essential to me. That’s why I’m annoyed to seek out that maybe an important label is absent completely. A yr of catastrophic drought, international ...

In contrast to many different locations, which can use supplies like slate and terracotta for roofs, North America predominantly covers homes with asphalt shingles. About 75% of U.S. roofs are coated by this materials, due to its low price, water-repelling qualities, and ease of set up. However, the abundance of the fabric places pressure on the surroundings. In accordance to ...

The town of Seville is one in every of Spain’s historic hubs, primarily identified for being the birthplace of flamenco, and a passionate preserver of bullfighting. Nevertheless it’s additionally a citrus haven: with nearly 50,000 orange bushes, it’s Europe’s prime metropolis for orange manufacturing. However, these usually are not oranges to be consumed contemporary. An Andalusian travel guide bluntly warns: ...

A 12 months in the past, as COVID-19 unfold and states requested folks to shelter in place, the meals system began to disintegrate. With eating places and faculties closed, many farmers all of the sudden had no place to promote their produce and needed to throw it out. Concurrently, overrun grocery shops had empty cabinets, and farmers who offered on ...