News Stories relating to "farming"
Monday, June 9, 2014
Of all the intensively-farmed creatures, battery hens probably have the worst deal when it comes to quality of life, but science may have provided a technological answer to provide an enhanced quality of life for these birds.
Public concern has prompted a slow trend towards more "free range" farming, but for millions of...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Farmers in developing countries are dying in their thousands from a mysterious kidney disorder, which has been termed as "Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology" (CKDu).
The disease is running rife through farmers from the rice paddy regions of Sri Lanka, and in El Salavdor, it is the second leading cause of death among...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We know people can do it
, but can PLANTS do it? This is necessary to know if we want to eventually create living space environments, in which people can spend the many years it might take to travel to distant stars and planets.
Researchers have found that changes in...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Archeologists have found evidence from 20,000 to 30,000-year-old human skulls that both human height and brain size are shrinking. The cause of this? Farming. This shrinkage started about 10,000 years ago, when humans moved from the hunter-gatherer life to agriculture.
In PhysOrg.com, Deborah Braconnier writes, "While the change...
Monday, May 2, 2011
On Dreamland, we're not afraid to ask the hard questions
can still listen to this show). When we see signs of unrest in countries, such as the "Arab Spring," where young people are...