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.
In France, Les Arts Verts grow tropical produce in greenhouses to reduce the carbon footprint associated with importing food from around the globe.
The company Responsive Drip Irrigation (RDI) invented an irrigation system that communicates directly with plants to provide them with what they need exactly.
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.
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.