To reduce our food’s environmental footprint, what we eat is far more important than where it comes from

More and more people are concerned about how food affects their environmental footprint. The most common advice we hear and read about limiting our “foodprint” is to buy locally-grown food. However, another factor has a much greater impact on the environment.

  • January 8, 2022
  • 3 min read

How Metropolitan France grows zero-carbon exotic produce

In France, Les Arts Verts grow tropical produce in greenhouses to reduce the carbon footprint associated with importing food from around the globe.

  • November 8, 2021
  • 2 min read

Owls replace pesticides in Californian wineries

Today, 80% of Napa Valley winemakers use owls to control their rodent population, while less than 20% use rodenticide instead.

  • November 8, 2021
  • 2 min read

GrowStream revolutionizes irrigation in the face of global warming

The company Responsive Drip Irrigation (RDI) invented an irrigation system that communicates directly with plants to provide them with what they need exactly.

  • September 6, 2021
  • 2 min read

Zelp masks capture cows' methane emissions at the source

Francisco Norris and his brother Patricio come from a cattle-ranching family in Argentina. In the UK, they founded Zelp, a company that aims to capture methane emissions at the source.

  • August 2, 2021
  • 2 min read

A French team uses laser beams and AI to replace pesticides

A team of researchers in Lyon, France, leveraged their knowledge in artificial intelligence to develop a technology that identifies and removes pests from plants. For their proof of concept, they chose a particularly tough opponent.

  • July 14, 2021
  • 1 min read