Monthly Archives: April 2015

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New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture

Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems. That’s the conclusion of a remarkable new publication from the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report, Trade [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Call to Look Past Sustainable Development

The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260. Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot refrigerator — Energy Star-certified, to fit our environmentally conscious times — runs through 300 to 600 kilowatt-hours [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

US poised for biobased chemicals breakout, says National Research Council

In Washington, the National Research Council arm of the National Academies has released its report, “Industrialization of Biology: A Roadmap to Accelerate the Advanced Manufacturing of Chemicals,” including a series of goals, recommendations and conclusions to expand the use of industrial biotechnology to transform the sustainability and cost of chemical production. In today’s Digest, we’ll [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Why investors like AOL co-founder Steve Case are betting big on food

Before Steve Case co-founded America Online 30 years ago and became a billionaire, his second job out of college was helping develop new styles of slices in Wichita, Kansas, for Pizza Hut. The food business, he quickly found, was packed with risks and surprises, making it a minefield for entrepreneurs. “It’s one thing to create one product in one particular [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Design, Videos|0 Comments