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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.



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.



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