Do you have pods in the basement or are you just writing science fiction? If you’re looking for sci fi plot ideas, go no further than this link: http://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/
The tentacles of agricultural research reach way beyond the farm. Years ago, I used to work for USDA’s agricultural Research Service and often thought that some of that research could fuel stories as fascinating as Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.
Here are a few examples reported in the last several issues of Agricultural Research Magazine at the link above. They may spark plot possibilities for you.
Jan 2016: Scientists work on replacing fossil-based fuel, such as petroleum, with a renewable source of sustainable energy made from agricultural wastes like crop and forestry residue and animal manures. Key advances were made in a process Continue reading “More Than Crop Yields”