Omnipork… Are You Ready For The Worlds First Plant Based Pork?

The beef industry has been battling "clean meat" or fake meat headlerins for a couple of years, but now the pork industry is going to get a taste. David Yeung, the founder of a vegetarian grocery store and casual dining chain in Hong Kong has created a plant based pork...

Fastest Growing Food Sector Saves Land

Scientists from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)​ ​conducted the first land-use analysis of future food systems, with a focus on aquatic farming. Why a land-use analysis? Population growth and the protein levels needed to feed them by 2050 will increase significantly and the researchers...

Taking CRISPER Out Of The Lab

Mammoth Biosciences, an new biotech company is seeking to revolutionize how we test for diseases, not only in hospitals but even at home. Co-founded by CRISPER pioneer Jennifer Doudna, the company is developing a credit card sized paper test along with a smartphone app for disease detection. Interestingly, the use...

Innovation In Weather Predictions

Four students from Penn State​ have set their sights on merging meteorology with industry by delivering critical weather information to decision makers using advanced visualization techniques. The students, Seth Cohen, Steve Hallett, Nathan Lis and Andy Moffitt are in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology and...

Groundbreaking Peanut Allergy Treatment Clears Critical Trial

A new treatment for people suffering from peanut allergies may be on the horizon, promising to deliver a much welcome peace of mind to millions of people that are at risk. Aimmune Therapeutics just cleared a critical step in gaining approval for its AR101 treatment, potentially making it the world’s...

CRISPR Gets The Nod From USDA

For the last two years, the USDA has been quietly giving the go-ahead to a handful of crops that have been genetically engineered using CRISPR. Editing the DNA of people and animals may be controversial, but when it comes to plants, the agency has taken the stance that as long...

Palm Trees Keep Moving North

I suspect not many of you wouldn't expect to find palm trees unless you are in warm, sunny and southern climates, but from what I'm told, anywhere that the average temperature of the coldest month is above 36, a palm tree can realistically survive. With temperatures increasing across various regions,...

Africa Is Splitting In Half Right Before Our Eyes

A large crack, stretching several miles, is splitting Africa across southwestern Kenya. The tear is 50 feet deep and over 60 feet across at the moment. I'm told the tear, which continues to grow daily, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in...

How Researchers Hope to Improve Beef And Cut Back On Emissions

Scientists are hoping to not only improve the beef we eat but cut down on the amount of methane gas that cattle release. The plan consists of gaining an in-depth knowledge of the role microbes play in the digestive process. I'm told the belief is that once they have identified...