Over the last decade, genetically modified crops (commonly referred to as GMOs), and the herbicides and pesticides they’re engineered to tolerate, have been at the core of the food and agriculture conversation. In that time, the percentage of crops grown using... Read more
Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm project is set to create close to 100 full-time jobs once complete. Developer SSE confirmed last night that the 84-turbine Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm would employ “up to 90” workers, with the majority based in Wick.
The idea that we should get our hamburgers from a lab and not from a slaughterhouse — the basic premise of the “cultured meat” or “clean meat” movement — tends to get people excited for two main reasons: It could save billions of animals from immense suffering, and it could fight global warming by reducing the number of... Read more
To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to separate, wash and store recyclable materials – especially if it takes more energy to recycle, or if the plastics sent for recycling end up in overseas landfill.
Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable.
The history of “packaging” goes back to the first human settlements. First leaves, gourds and animals skins were used. Then ceramics, glass and tin. Then paper and cardboard. But with the invention of... Read more