How Ants Save Plants: The Superorganism That Acts as Natural Pesticide

When it comes to agricultural pest control, check with nature first. You’ll find surprising biological solutions that can be more strategic than bringing out the big-gun insecticides. While chemical insecticides are indispensable to large-scale farmers, they also have the negative side effect of wiping out other, good-doing insects, such as ants. Ants get a bad

3 Edible Plants That Grow in the (Almost) Dark

It’s a simple lesson from science class that plants need air, water, light and nutrients to grow. Mexico’s abundance of sunshine is particularly ideal for plenty of sun-loving fruits and vegetables. But there are several edible plants that bend the rules of science a bit, naturally thriving with little or no sunlight. White Asparagus The

Can You Recycle That?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2012, on average, each person in the U.S. generated about 4.38 pounds of waste every day—but recycled or composted only about 1.5 pounds of that waste. Even if you already recycle, your trash likely contains many other recyclable items that would boost that number. About one-third of

Integrated Pest Management and the Environment

Addressing the world’s environmental woes means adopting environmentally responsible farming methods. IPM, or integrated pest management, maintains crop yields while minimizing environmental impact. Operating a large produce company presents numerous challenges in successfully growing high quality fruits and vegetable. For some, embracing IPM seems like an additional hassle that takes too much time to properly