Would you have guessed that Iceland grows bananas? I certainly wouldn’t have, but as I was told by a knowledgeable Icelander on my plane ride back, the geothermal heat allows greenhouses to grow almost anything on the island – including the golden plant. The massive geothermal field at Hveragerði was used in the early 2000s in … Continue reading Iceland – A Banana Republic?
Hello hello, I hope you had a wonderful Easter break! Iceland is a-mazing, in case you wondered, so I’d definitely recommend it to anyone. I’m planning a post on a peculiar Icelandic export soon, so there might be some pics in there as well, but today I want to talk about something different – namely, … Continue reading Do Trees Have Rights Too? Introducing the Crime of Ecocide
Faithful readers may remember that I already wrote once about Dr. Temple Grandin, but when Rianna from Masters-in-Special-Education.com reached out and asked whether I wanted to share their infographic, I was more than happy to oblige. And hey, I learned so many new things as well! Fun fact – she got honorary degrees from two … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Dr. Temple Grandin
Hey there! I’m currently on vacation in Iceland, so original blogposts will have to wait until after Easter, but thankfully I have a couple of infographic submissions by readers that have been laying on my backburner for quite some while, and which I am happy to share (though for the record I don’t necessarily agree … Continue reading Factory Farming – A Health Risk?
Well, this is exciting – National Geographic just announced that their entire next issue will surround the way we will be able to feed a world of 9 billion. I really like the amount of research and the exquisite photography that go into their work, so I’m pumped for when it’s out! As a sneak … Continue reading National Geographic Tackles Food!
Hey peeps, how is your Tuesday? Are you looking for a reason to procrastinate and not feel bad about it? Well, you are in luck, because I have a list of informative and entertaining videos for your viewing pleasure today! Guaranteed to give you some food for thought… on the origins of agriculture (via CrashCourse … Continue reading Video Times!
In my agricultural history class, we talked about the vast differences in farming between regions, which is also reflected in the average farm size in different areas. This motivated me to go into more detail about where farm holdings are the smallest or largest, and to do some research on reasons behind it. This is … Continue reading Fun Facts About Farm Size