How More Than a Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow Food in Space

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had … Read more

How Saving Seeds Is Helping This Modern Farmer Reconnect With Her Roots

When Tiffany Traverse thinks about growing and eating the same food that her ancestors ate, she gets excited. “I want others to feel that way, too! We should all be able to feel that connection to place and food,” says the Indigenous farmer. Traverse and her husband own and operate Fourth Sister Farm, a small … Read more

How High-Pressure Processing Is Helping Remote Farmers Bring Fresher Foods to Market

Humans have invented myriad ways to make the most out of an abundant harvest. Pickling, drying and canning are effective in killing microbes and stretching expiration dates, although each has its limits to capturing the goodness of ripe, just-picked produce. But, recently, a cool sterilization method is pumping out a new category of freshly preserved … Read more

A Look Inside the Lab Helping to Restore America’s Native Plants

A century ago, longleaf pine forests dominated the Southeast, home to diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. But over the past several decades, this ecosystem has seen a decline to just five percent of its original acreage, mainly due to fire suppression practices and conversion to other land uses. Enter America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI), a … Read more