Bread Existed 4000 Years Before Agriculture, Archaeologists Discover

August 10, 2018 at 8:05 pm




“Paleo bread” was a real thing! Scientists discover bread made by hunter-gatherers 4000 years before grain was ever cultivated.

Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years

Stone fireplace in Jordan where bread remains were found. Credit: Alexis Pantos

Heat Wave Reveals Prehistoric Settlements in U.K. and Ireland

July 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm





Record temperatures scorch fields and farmland in Wales and Ireland, revealing imprints of Bronze Age settlements, Roman villas, and a medieval castle

The almost plowed-down medieval castle mound at Castell Llwyn Gwinau, Tregaron, shows up clearly under parched conditions. (Credit: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Sheep Now Subject to CT Scans for Selective Breeding

June 15, 2018 at 11:17 pm




CT scanning livestock to determine which animals to breed could soon become commonplace

The Average American Throws Away a Pound of Food Per Day, New Study Finds

June 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm




More than 150,000 tons of food are sent to the dump every single day in the United States, enough to feed 2 billion people

Saving Our Soil: The Next Great American Revolution

June 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm




We’re Running Out of Wilderness

May 13, 2018 at 3:36 pm




Almost half of the land on Earth is now farmland, and mthe other half is basically desert or frozen tundra

Credit: Tree Hugger

Agriculture Ruined Our Relationship with the Earth, Forest Gardening Can Fix It

April 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm




Agriculture made us enemies of the Earth. Live Free or Die star Tony Troia explains how forest gardening can turn us back into best friends.

Tony and Amelia eating in their forest garden on their National Geographic reality TV show “Live Free or Die

France’s Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides

March 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm




Scientists say France is on the verge of “ecological catastrophe” as birds disappear at breathtaking rates

Here’s What Happens When You Add Earthworms to Your Garden

January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm





Earthworms build topsoil from scratch and increase food production up to 75 percent, meta-analysis finds


In order to “meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population,” soil scientists from the Netherlands have published a report on what they believe is one the most important factors effecting crop production — earthworms.

The No-Till Gardening Revolution: Why Farmers are Putting Down Their Plows

January 27, 2018 at 2:35 am




After thousands of years of turning the soil upside-down, farmers are finally realizing they’re killing the microorganisms that keep soil alive… Faced with losing the farm, more and more are converting to the ancient “n0-till” methods of permaculture

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk