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The Quest For Sustainable Corn In Iowa

Ames, Iowa  – They don’t call it “The Corn State” for nothing. Within minutes of driving outside Des Moines, the landscape opens up. No hills. No buildings. Just farms. Sprawling farms, much of them planted with corn. And those tiny green shoots emerging last month from the dark rich soil represent a vast bounty. In…

Human Pee Added to Compost Boosts Crops

People have been using manure as fertilizer for millennia. But scientists now believe they can turn human urine into liquid gold—as composting material.