The ongoing civil war in Syria has led to the first-ever withdrawal from the Svalbard "doomsday" Global Seed Vault.
Two new maps available for free download considerably improve estimates of land dedicated to agriculture, and provide the first global overview of field sizes.
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
It seems that with the beginning of agriculture around 10,000 years ago, group decision making changed
We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production.
A NASA instrument designed to study the oceans turns out to be useful for studying land, too. The Aquarius instrument reveals levels of moisture in soil around the globe.
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