Researchers are now proposing that evidence of the origins of life may very well be hidden on the Moon, where the earliest organic traces in existence may have been preserved in lava during the satellite's fiery adolescence.
One of the most difficult parts of organic farming is, obviously, weed and pest control, as very few pesticides and herbicides are all natural. Now researchers are suggesting that herbicides that are as natural as you can get, derived straight from pure clove oil, are not good enough.
Researchers claim to have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly bio-plastic that degrades at a more acceptable rate, compared to traditional plastics. The plastic, they say, is made from vegetable waste and the byproducts of rice and cocoa production, meaning that it will place no new demand on the Earth as well.
Americans are buying organic products more than ever before, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports. This is great news for the an ever-growing organic movement dedicated to making the slow transition back to all-natural farming techniques. However, the reasoning behind this sudden surge in organic interest may have less to do with the movement, and a lot more to do with fear.