The Digital Salmon

Salmon farming in Norway generates billions of euros annually, and has grown into one of Norway’s biggest export industries. The value of a single salmon has on occasion surpassed that of a barrel of oil. But salmon are carnivores by nature, and fish oil and fish meal have become scarce resources in producing fish feed. […]

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

So what we ended up building was basically a Petri dish, except that it’s 2 feet by 4 feet. And the way we set it up is that there are nine bands, and at the base of each of these bands we put a normal Petri-dish-thick agar with different amounts of antibiotic. On the outside […]

Plant power: Plants vs fish!

So, population growth means more mouths to feed. We eat a lot of fish, but the oceans aren’t getting any bigger and most of the fish we consume is now farmed. That includes salmon, an important source of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids that keep us healthy. But in order to maintain high levels of […]

Ground-breaking research eliminates antibiotics from animal meat

ERIC — THEY’RE USED TO HELP FARM ANIMALS GROW FASTER AND TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING SICK. — MICHELLE — — MICHELLE — BUT SOME GROUPS LIKE CONSUMER REPORTS SAY *ANTI-BIOTICS IN MEAT* IS ALSO CAUSING SUPERBUGS — AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. LEAH LINSCHEID DISCOVERED THERE’S SOME GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH OUT OF […]