Wasted (II – Farming and Post-Harvest in the Tropics)

New to the mini-series? Check out Wasted (I) on farming and post-harvest waste in the North-American context! Last time, we concluded that in a more industrialized context, food waste is most prevalent at the retail and consumer level. How about in more agrarian, (for lack of a better term) less-developed countries? Here the majority of losses … Continue reading Wasted (II – Farming and Post-Harvest in the Tropics)

The Trees of Life

The other day I went to a free public lecture at ZEF by Roger Leakey, a crop physiologist and tree biologist who presented a new concept for Tropical Agriculture: Agroforestry! As he explained, while most subsistence farmers in tropical areas rely on cereal crops for their day-to-day survival, learning how to domesticate and use trees … Continue reading The Trees of Life

There are some …

There are some things in the world we can’t change – gravity, entropy, the speed of light, and our biological nature that requires clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean energy and biodiversity for our health and well being. Protecting the biosphere should be our highest priority or else we sicken and die. Other things, … Continue reading There are some …

Hi there!

One never really knows what to say in the very first post of a brand-new blog, right? Well, let me make it short and sweet – I’m not quite new to the blogosphere, having blogged on-and-off about my travels and moving abroad over at Blini and Baguette, but recently my blogging interests have shifted quite a … Continue reading Hi there!