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tags: fish farming, aquaculture, piscivory, bird sanctuary, foodie, ethical eating, permaculture, agriculture, poverty, hunger, Dan Barber, TEDTalks, streaming video Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love,…

Cotton: Building a Better Plant

tags: Cotton: Building a Better Plant, cotton, agriculture, genomics, fabrics, technology, streaming video This is another beautifully written and produced video about plant research. The lucky plant? This time, it’s cotton — what jeans and t-shirts are made of! This video explores how modern cotton plants came to be, the 50 species of cotton, and…

Corn: The Dynamic Genome

tags: Corn: The Dynamic Genome, corn, agriculture, genomics, food science, technology, streaming video This is a beautifully written and produced science video about corn: where it came from, what it originally looked like, the technology we are using to learn the functions of individual corn genes, and future directions for research into corn genetics.

How It’s Made: Bread

tags: How It’s Made: Bread, baking, agriculture, chemistry, food science, technology, streaming video This interesting video shows how bread is made in large, mechanized factories: from mixing the ingredients to shipping it out for consumption.

tags:, Bombus impatiens, Bumblebees, pathogen spillover, epidemiology, pollinating insects, greenhouses Common Eastern Bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. This species is often relied upon to pollinate commercial food crops, such as tomatoes, that are often grown in agricultural greenhouses. Image: Wikipedia Commons [larger view]. A mysterious decline in North American bumblebee populations is apparently the result of…