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The incredible ways John Deere is using artificial intelligence to transform farming

March 17th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Pesticides are currently an essential ingredient of big agriculture in order to ensure we can continue to feed the ever-growing global population of our planet. However, pesticides also carry inherent risks, such as the damage they can do to the environment and local ecosystems, and the hazards that over-exposure can pose to human health. Their […]

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

March 12th, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary school closure, but to date, there have been no efforts to investigate […]

Urban ‘shrooming: This startup is putting mini mushroom farms inside restaurants

January 30th, 2018 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

The urban farming scene is diversifying, and instead of growing veggies and greens, Smallhold is fruiting fungi in minifarms located right in the restaurants where they’ll be served.

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, these are the most dangerous and disruptive ideas

January 23rd, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.

Urban farming will bring food to city-dwellers that need it most

January 20th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas […]

California winery to produce alcohol-free, marijuana-infused wine

December 21st, 2017 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

Rebel Coast Winery has produced the world’s first alcohol-free, THC-loaded white wine(Credit: Rebel Coast Winery)

Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future

December 16th, 2017 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

Robots could also reduce food waste and help harvest crops, but they may not be commercially available for some years to come, say experts.

Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

December 7th, 2017 at 1:29 am » Comments Off

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingartengives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help.

A team of scientists just made food from electricity- and it could be the end of world hunger

October 24th, 2017 at 9:08 am » Comments Off

Finnish research team has taken a step towards the future of food by developing a method for producing food from electricity. If scaling it up proves to be successful, it could be a tool in the fight against world hunger and climate change.

Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley by themselves

October 16th, 2017 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Robot-ran farms have the potential to increase efficiency in the agriculture industry.

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