Farmed Fish Need More Exercise to Out-Swim Wild Fish Proper breeding practices and adequate exercise can help farmed fish out-swim wild fish

Many people believe that farmed fish wouldn’t do very well in the wild, but do direct experiments comparing farm-raised to wild fish support this belief? In a collaborative study, researchers from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute READ MORE

Smart Farms Should Clean Their Greens No foodborne illness outbreaks have yet been associated with microgreens, but recent research suggests that there is still a risk.

Microgreens are a specialty crop that is growing in popularity. It is most often served as a garnish, flavoring, or embellishment on dishes at upscale and gourmet restaurants. Microgreens are primarily grown by small climate controlled operations run by just READ MORE

Cheese, Wine, and …. Fungi? Fungi play a major role in the making of some of our favorite foods

From mushrooms, cheese, and bread to beer, wine, and sake, fungi play an important role in the foods we eat, whether we know it or not. These incredible organisms and their products can be great food sources that are packed READ MORE

Edible Food Packaging May Cut Down on Waste Edible films made from fruits and vegetables are making the future of preserving food look delicious and nutritious

Have you ever been pre-occupied and taken a bite out of something, only to get a mouthful of plastic wrap or paper lining? Well in the future, that bite could be as edible and maybe as delicious as the food READ MORE

Saving Sushi: Groundbreaking Progress in Bluefin Tuna Farming Controlled fertilization of bluefin tuna eggs opens the door to many potential improvements through selective breeding.

Do you love tuna sushi? Did you know that the number of tuna in the ocean has gone down drastically due to overfishing? The law of supply and demand tells us that as the availability of fish decreases, the price READ MORE

Pesticide Exposure is Harmful for Queen Bees Bumblebee queens are negatively impacted by exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides

Bees are important pollinators for plants not only in our home gardens, but in productive agricultural fields and natural environments around the world. If you’ve heard the phrase, ‘Save the Bees!’ at some point, it’s because some bee populations are READ MORE

New Study Elaborates on What Aquarium Owners Already Know Aquarium owners know that the right bacteria are critical for a healthy fish tank. But which bacteria are the right ones?

Researchers in Germany and Switzerland used next generation sequencing to study an active aquaponics system. They sampled a biofilm from the side of the tank, the fish excrement, the plant roots, and the inside of the tank filter, called a biofilter.

Is Organic Farming Really Better? It Depends. Organic farming and conventional farming each have their own strengths and weaknesses that depend on application.

Organic farming and conventional farming each have their own strengths and weaknesses that depend on application.

Growing Plants with Colored Light Changes Their Nutrient Content Apparently, when you stress plants out by removing green light, they pump out more antioxidants!

Plants have five basic needs – food, water, air, light, and space. Outdoors, plants get everything they need from nature and some human intervention. However, when growing plants indoors, these five basic needs have to be provided artificially. Why would READ MORE

People power in Kenya greatly improves local fisheries

Harnessing ‘people power’ to manage fisheries in the developing world has significantly benefited local communities and coral reefs, according to new research. “Studies about the environment, and particularly fisheries, abound with bad news, but here, we see a glimmer of READ MORE