DESERTS, SEAWATER & SUNSHINE: RECIPE FOR FUTURISTIC AGRIBUSINESS

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Conventional agriculture is resource and energy intensive. Plants need the right kind of soil, nutrients, water and sunlight to grow and thrive. This implies that places that are too dry or hot are considered barren and unsuitable for agricultural activities. “Farming as usual” can no longer satisfy global food demand. Existing farming practices are largely […]

CARBON TAX HELPS DOUBLE COSTA RICA′S FOREST COVER

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By the early 1980s, only 26% of Costa Rica had forest cover. Like other countries in Latin America, uncontrolled logging for agriculture and livestock production – especially cattle – had led to severe deforestation. This is a far cry from Costa Rica in the 1940s, when more than three-quarters of the country was covered in […]

ECOLOO – WATERLESS TOILET THAT PRODUCES FERTILIZER & TACKLES POVERTY

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As essential as they are, over 2 billion people in the world lack access to basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines. Out of these, up to 892 million still defecate in open places such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Poor sanitation is linked to transmission of […]

PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR-POWERED FRIDGE EMPOWERING RURAL AFRICANS

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Many people in rural Africa lack access to electricity and have little hopes of getting connected to the grid in the near future. With the usually high temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa, it is extremely difficult to preserve fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products in such communities. Brazilian company Youmma is solving the problem with it′s […]

ENERGY & MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR EVERYONE

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There is no better time to find practical ways to eliminate waste and increase your savings. In many households, energy bills are a major part of the monthly expense. So, it is only wise that we all seek and embrace ways to ensure that we aren′t paying any more than we need to. More importantly, […]

STOP. BREATHE. EXHALE. What are you breathing?

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We do it all day and all night; we don’t even need to think about it. But how healthy is the air we breathe? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 9 out of 10 people on earth breathe polluted air. In many parts of the world, air pollution levels remain dangerously high leaving people […]

‘AIR TO FUELS’ TECHNOLOGY: COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE?

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Many agree that Climate Change is real and that we need to act fast to protect our only home – the earth. One of such people is the world’s richest man and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who is also putting his money where his mouth is. Together with his partners, they are experimenting with a […]

NO TO FOOD WASTE

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In commemoration of the #WorldFoodDay2017, I will like to join my voice to the call to put an end to the unhealthy practice of #FoodWaste. The truth is that many of us no longer think about when and how we dump the leftovers into the bin or simply walk away from it on the table […]

THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO GREEN LIVING

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There are countless debates as to what each person can really do, how much difference it actually makes and as to who should really be responsible for taking action to protect the environment. So, it is good to know that several groups and platforms are taking time to compile what is called the “Lazy Person’s […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 2

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BENEFITS OF ‘ORGANIC’ Now this is not as easy and straight forward as it seems. Although there is widespread public belief that Organic Food is safer, more nutritious and better tasting, it is still difficult to confirm these claims scientifically. However, these beliefs are still promoted by the organic food industry. Consumers purchase and consume […]