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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.



Agriculture faces many 21st century disrupters

October 9th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

Our perspective on agriculture is about to go through dramatic changes as this century unfolds. What are some of the disruptive forces at work?



Legal weed is getting cheaper, fast

September 22nd, 2017 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

As states legalize marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use, prices are dropping faster than growers and sellers would like them to, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cannabis industry has grown over the past few years, bringing in more than $6 billion a year in retail.



Scientists from Bengaluru will now grow forests using drones

September 21st, 2017 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

KPJ Reddy, a professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, will soon be growing forests with the help of seed-bombing drones. Alarmed by how fast natural habitats and wildlife are disappearing, the nature lover was inspired to make a difference.



These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

September 16th, 2017 at 6:48 pm » Comments Off

It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year.



Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

September 11th, 2017 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

OAKLAND, California – The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.



Bill Gates and Richard Branson are investing in a mysterious new meat

August 31st, 2017 at 12:34 am » Comments Off

Just as Whole Foods shareholders and the Federal Trade Commission gave the green light to Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, news broke that a number of high-profile investors—including billionaires Bill Gates and Richard Branson—have decided to pour their money into a very different sort of food venture: Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company […]



South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt

August 29th, 2017 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society (KAS). The project will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to a number of seawater desalination and solar power plants.



MIT’s food computer is changing the future of the way we eat

August 6th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

When was the last time you ate something you grew? For many of us, the answer might well be “never.” Farming, increasingly, is something that happens in distant states or even distant lands, with the results flown or trucked in for us to pick over. But how we eat is straining the environment, and as […]



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