Tag: Waste & Environment

  • Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

    Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple, squash, papaya, brinjal/eggplant It’s also […]

  • Environmentalists to Join the Space Race With Methane-Sensing Satellite

    Environmentalists to detect major source of greenhouse gases Methane sensor would improve climate pollution estimates Read More: Will Judges Have the Last Word on Climate Change? The last year has brought increased attention to methane, long a concern of scientists. The International Energy Agency last October calculated that three-quarters of current methane emissions (76 megatons) […]

  • Why the University of Illinois Is Investing in Farmland

    Early in Ellen Ellison’s tenure as chief investment officer for the As a financial asset, land has done well for U of I. Despite weak gains in the past few years, the holdings have generated an average 10.2 percent annual return over the past decade, more than double the 4.7 percent return of the whole […]