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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tomatoes grown with controlled environment agriculture A simple insalata caprese served to bring about a possible, worldwide agricultural revolution in Tucson, Ariz. Each tomato in the Capri-style dish was a product of gardening perfection, grown within a precise range of “Goldilocks” (not too hot, not too cold) temperatures with a steady supply of light, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients. Each bite and burst of fresh-off-the-vine tang only reminds, “Yes, food can and… Read More

To feed a crowded planet and avoid further loss of species, Nina Fedoroff, professor of biology at Penn State University and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), argues for more focus on biotechnology and controlled environment agriculture. “Time is not on our side,” she said in a keynote address at a research reports and retreat in Tucson, Ariz., hosted Aug. 19 by The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Thomas… Read More