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BIOPRODUCTS UPDATE

Biocatalysts may be ready for technological application with new research

September 18, 2018

The biocatalyst enzymes are just as efficient as precious metal catalysts, but unstable when they come into contact with oxygen. The researchers were able to use a protective mechanism to produce a functional biofuel cell that works with hydrogen and glucose as fuel.


Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

September 18, 2018

Scientists have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.


Change your diet to save both water and your health

September 18, 2018

Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of fresh water, according to a new study. Compared to existing diets, the water required to produce our food could be reduced by up to 55 percent for healthy pescetarian and vegetarian diets.


How Ag Tech has quietly transformed agriculture during the downturn

September 18, 2018

Over the past five years, something magical has occurred: agricultural technology (agtech) has emerged as the dominant theme in a rapidly reshaping agricultural economy.


Lower Carbon footprint for Canadian Chicken

September 18, 2018

Chicken Farmers Celebrate Lower Carbon Footprint and Commit to Ongoing Excellence


New tattoo could lead to drought-tolerant crops

September 18, 2018

A sensor made from graphene measures how fast plants slurp up water from the soil


This farm worker swings hand-over-hand to save energy and avoid getting stuck in the mud

September 18, 2018

Tarzan the robot travels over crop fields with an energy-efficient swinging motion, monitoring crops. Some day, maybe doing more.


Turning dirty Edmonton water into fertilizer

September 18, 2018

A newly opened facility is cleaning up the North Saskatchewan River and make money doing it. Every day the reactor in the wastewater nutrient recovery facility takes in 3 million liters of wastewater and extracts the phosphorus, turning it into one tonne of fertilizer pellets.


We go GMO: Companies that tout their genetically modified products

September 18, 2018

While some food companies are reformulating ahead of the new labeling law, others are doubling down on their use of biologically engineered ingredients.


Why Arent We Eating More Insects?

September 18, 2018

Theyre high in protein, low in cost, eco-friendly and tasty. And only in the West have we resisted them.