Stories in Category "Technology, Engineering & Innovation"

Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Food waste is more than just the leftovers people toss out; there’s waste in the creation of food as well. Some companies have found ways to reuse and rec....
The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

Open outcry was the rule for nearly 150 years at the world's oldest futures exchange. In 2007, that all changed when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange mer....
Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-sc....
Innovative Software Helps in the Classroom and the Field

Innovative Software Helps in the Classroom and the Field

Innovative software helps farmers manage risk and teaches high school students learn
Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

Nichols Farms is known internationally for using innovative techniques in producing beef more efficiently. Dave Nichols has been in the cattle business fo....
Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

Sanjaya Rajaram is credited with developing 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents.
Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Preserving early farming practices through oral histories.
Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs

Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs

An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds.
Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

State water engineers say using pumps to reverse the flow of the aqueduct would be a first in a drought. It would also be a complex engineering challenge ....
The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

The Changing Face of Commodity Trading

Open outcry was the rule for nearly 150 years at the world's oldest futures exchange. In 2007, that all changed when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange mer....