Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

Agriculture is important to mankind as it actually helped to develop our civilization and to date, it feeds billions of people on earth. However, the same agriculture is also responsible for degrading our environment, degraded soil, polluted rivers, polluted food, an increase in greenhouse emissions and a decrease in biodiversity are just a few of … Continue reading Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

Urban Gardening: Why Grow Your Own Food?

The idea of growing your own food might sound albeit far-fetched but coming to think of it, it is a very practical and exciting adventure. Unlike the traditional concept of growing food where there are vast pieces of land, urban gardening gives you a chance to create a beautiful garden at your small farm or … Continue reading Urban Gardening: Why Grow Your Own Food?

Is the “Somali flower” threatened with extinction?

Do you know what a „Somali flower“ is? It describes shreds of plastic bags of various colours stuck in a thorn bush. It might as well be called a „Kenian flower“. The country is drowning in plastic. It’s bad for tourism, it’s bad for the environment, and it’s bad for us. It’s about time to … Continue reading Is the “Somali flower” threatened with extinction?

Virunga Park in danger? What can scientists do for a better understanding of the issue?

The Virunga Park - Lush green hills, anti-government rebels, poachers (and anti-poaching rangers), an oil company, endangered gorillas, highest species diversity and – oh yes – locals just looking for a little bit of economic development. They all come together in one of the most beautiful places on earth, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. … Continue reading Virunga Park in danger? What can scientists do for a better understanding of the issue?