Articles Written by Francesca Levi

Record-high investments in alternative proteins: who are the key players?

Sustainable Leaders | Global , October 28th, 2022

The demand for animal-based product replacements is growing. Recent data by the Good Food Institute show that 2021 was a record-breaking year for the alternative protein industry, with $5 billion invested in companies that develop and distribute alternatives to animal products.

Algal Fuel Cells: is generating electricity from wastewater too good to be true?

Sustainable Leaders | Global, June 18th, 2022

Wastewater treatment is both an energy and carbon intensive process. Algal fuel cells are devices that implement the use of algae, in order to harness the chemical energy in wastewater to generate electricity.

Artificial photosynthesis: the energy source of the future

Sustainable Leaders | North America, March 5th, 2022

The United States Department of Energy has invested $100 million in the development of artificial photosynthesis. This technology takes inspiration from the process through which plants convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into energy in order to produce clean and sustainable fuels.

Monsanto’s history of lawsuits: implications for farmers and biotech companies

People | Communities, February 8th, 2022

Monsanto has long targeted individual farmers and small companies for lawsuits concerning the misuse of its patented seeds. Although detrimental to farmer’s freedom of choice and finances regarding disputes with the GM giant, strict seed patents are also important for safeguarding the global biotechnology market and food security.