New Class of Eco-Friendly Herbicide Discovered in Fungal Genome

As weeds continue to develop herbicide-resistance, it is becoming increasingly important to find alternatives to combat these pests. In a new study, a team...

The Only Country on Earth That Uses Resources Sustainably

A recent study conducted by a bunch of 'University Types' from the University of Leeds found that Vietnam is the only country on earth...
pheromones

Pheromone-Based Pest Control Could Be the Wonderful Future of Agriculture

Conventional insecticides are extremely harmful to the farmer, pollinating insects, and consumers ( residue on fruits and vegetables). Therefore, the world is looking for...

Permaculture Offers Solution To Farming In Extreme Heat

Temperature records are being smashed across the US southwest. Last month Arizona set new record high temperatures three times, and as a result of...

Selina Juul Helped Denmark To Cut Food Waste By 25% In 5 Years

Denmark is showing the world just how much food we waste, and shamefully it is easily preventable. An amazing woman named Selina Juul is...

The Value of Energy in Developing Countries

Here at Green Optimistic, we've talked about biomass stoves before. While the Mayon Turbo Stove doesn't advance the design, it demonstrates how energy value...

How to Chill a Beer Without a Refrigerator

I have not owned a refrigerator for years. How many? Search me, I have no idea. Long enough to have forgotten the last time I had...

3 Projects Making Fundamental Changes to Agriculture

The Sustainable Food Lab's winter newsletter this year highlights some programs that will lead the agricultural industry in developing new sustainable systems to feed...

New farmerless “farm” to break ground in Japan

Japan will break ground on a new farmerless farm this summer. This indoor, fully automated farm will produce up to 17,000 heads of lettuce...

Electric Food Truck Leads the Way to Sustainability

All-electric food truck in Philadelphia leads the way to sustainable, pollution-free, eating. Food trucks are very convenient, and few can argue that often the little...