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Koalas need connectivity
Koalas have home ranges and attachments to particular trees, but they also need to move – to escape fire and to live, breed, exp
16 October 2021 by Lynn Wood

Agriculture

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Spicing it up in Space
Astronauts may someday not have to worry about bland food when going to Mars.  A new experiment growing food for deeper  space exploration and habitation was launched in early summer 2021 involving chili plant seedlings. Chili plants made the news in the last few days  as they  grew flowers on the Space Station after being pollinated with a little help from astronauts. 
7 October 2021 by April Chepovs...

Agriculture

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Wine pulled from the Sea Cellar
The Central Coast wines of California have a new competitor. A  company named Ocean Fathoms, is filling iron cages the size of washing machines with wine bottles and dropping them down into the Pacific about 70 feet.By storing the wine in a place without light or oxygen, at a perfect temperature, and with the swaying of the ocean, the wine can improve  dramatically boasts this company.The sea life that attaches to the wine bottles makes each unique. Each bottle is adorned with barnacles, coral, seashells and ornate hard shelled tubes formed by annelida sea worms.
28 September 2021 by April Chepovs...

Agriculture

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Fruit stickers be gone!
Plastic Coated Fruit stickers. Hate them!Here's to banish them to the dustbin of history:- At the supermarket cashier, peel off each and every sticker, and leave them on the counter. Politely of course. If lots of us do it regularly, then the supermarkets will pressure the growers. Won't take long if you spread the word - there is a (very!) new LinkedIn group called 'Fruit Stickers Be Gone' to make sharing stories easy and to invite friends.If there are enough Likes and Comments here, I'll write to the Papers and get the Movement really rolling!
23 September 2021 by Toby Marshall

Agriculture

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Eliminating Food Waste While Feeding the Hungry.
1.3 billion tons of food  are wasted per year.  Three hundred million oil barrels produce food that is wasted . One in 7 people are in food poverty worldwideFood Cloud is an Irish technological innovative platform that  solves food waste by providing effective in-store processes for sellers who cannot sell their food the ability to donate to charity food that would be wasted.  Real-time notifications go to charities needing food. Charities respond on the platform  Food Cloud provides accounting and storage of that food for charities globally .The charities collect the food for distribution eliminating food waste .
12 September 2021 by April Chepovs...

Agriculture

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Say 3-NOP to Dairy Cow Methane
A synthetic non-toxic compound called 3-NOP has been found to take effect immediately, break down safely in a cow’s normal digestive system and have no lasting effects, despite reducing burp and fart emissions by at least 30% (and as much as 90% in some trials in Australia). Given an average herd size of about 300 cows, using this additive could remove the equivalent of 100 family-sized cars from the roads, per dairy farm, per year. Trials continue in NZ and Australia.Minimizing methane from cattle | DSM
23 August 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...