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Climate impacts of food production

The environmental damage arising from the production of foods is not currently reflected in prices. If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far more expensive.

Dec 15th, 2020

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Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

By borrowing nature's blueprints for photosynthesis, bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun - while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide to use later as a biofuel.

Dec 15th, 2020

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Bioplastics no safer than other plastics

Bioplastic has some apparent advantages: it is usually made from recycled material or plant cellulose, it can be biodegradable - or both. But a new study shows that it is not non-toxic.

Nov 18th, 2020

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Closing the plastic loop

Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules that can be repurposed for further use.

Oct 27th, 2020

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