Insects making eco-friendly buzz in Dutch kitchens
Cecile's latest batch of students watched attentively as she launched into the last step of the dish—swirling grasshoppers around in a frying pan before setting them on the coucous.
Chickens to benefit from biofuels bonanza
Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering ...
The ultimate iron chef: When 3-D printers invade the kitchen
Printing food seems more like an idea based in Star Trek rather than in the average home. But recent advances in 3D printing (known formally as additive manufacturing) are driving the concept closer to reality. ...
How animals go from farm to fork in 24 hours
The world is eating more meat than ever before. But how much do we really know how the meat on our plate gets there?
Norwegian whale hunters satisfied with increased catch
Norwegian whale hunters announced a big increase in their annual catch Wednesday but it remained less than half the limit set by the government.
Taiwan seizes 820 kilograms of dolphin meat
Taiwan coastguards Thursday said they have arrested two people and seized 820 kilograms (1,800 pounds) of dolphin meat as the island steps up efforts to protect endangered animals.
Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'
Never mind last month's revolutionary test-tube beef burger grown from meat stem cells. The Dutch are way ahead with a "vegetarian butcher" who transforms plants into "meat". Dubbed the "Frankenburger", the lab-grown beef ...
Cattle ranching goes green in the Brazilian Amazon
In a remote corner of the Brazilian Amazon, farmer Lacir Soares is promoting sustainable cattle rearing that shuns deforestation and meets the environmental requirements of a new forestry law.
Taiwan uses biotech to safeguard whales and dolphins
Taiwan has started using advanced biotechnology to protect endangered whales and dolphins against poachers, supplementing existing DNA testing, officials said Tuesday.
Study reveals top traits of different sheep breeds
In western states, where almost half of U.S. sheep are produced, the Suffolk ram is commonly used as the "terminal sire"—an animal with the best genetics to sire lambs for meat production. However, concerns ...
First reaction: lab-made burger short on flavor
(AP)—They bit, they chewed, but had hoped for more flavor.
Why lab-grown meat is a good thing
While the sight of someone eating a very expensive burger is clearly something of a publicity stunt, the underlying idea behind laboratory-grown meat is sound. The research is highly laudable, because what it promises is ...
Q&A on the science of growing hamburger in the lab
(AP)—At a public tasting in London Monday, Dutch scientists served hamburgers made from cow stem cells. Some questions and answers about the science behind the revolutionary patty.
Existing cropland could feed four billion more
The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute ...