Finding more sustainable ways to cultivate rice crops

Rice farmers depend on phosphorous fertilizers to maximize their yields of this major staple food, which helps nourish more than half of the world's population. However, there is a finite supply of the nutrient available ...

Forced labor in 19th-century Java cost many lives

In the nineteenth century, Javanese peasants were forced to work on plantations for low wages. This was an economic success, but at the cost of a large number of lives, reveals a study conducted by Pim de Zwart, Daniel Gallardo-Albarrán ...

The principle of aquaponics clearly defined

It is one of the big topics in sustainable food production: aquaponics—the combination of fish farming in aquaculture and plant cultivation in hydroponics. That is the short definition. What convinces consumers is the resource-saving ...

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