Erin Jay

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A peek at Fairphone's amazing new modular smartphone

Fairphone, the Dutch startup that’s working to build a fairer smartphone, has today released a first look at the next version of its device.<p>Simply named ‘Fairphone 2,’ the new device that’s due out later this year marks the first time the company has designed an entire smartphone itself.<p>The …

Manufacturing

Measuring sustainability

<i>Alberta producer groups are trying out several sustainability standards. Photo courtesy of Canola Council of Canada.</i><p>As the demand for sustainably …

How to Be Your Own Professional Organizer: 10 Top Tips from the Pros

We can all use a little organizing reminder every now and again; I know I do. I always start out with the best intentions, and then they fall by the …

Time Management

Can New GMO Techniques Make Crops That Are More “Natural”?

Over the past 10,000 years—and especially in recent decades, as agricultural technology has improved—plant breeders have coaxed crops to be increasingly easier to farm. This has involved, in part, selectively breeding plants for high yields of fruit, seeds, or whatever other edible bits we want to …

Agriculture

Farmers Adopting Sustainability Measures

Serecon and Bob Burden are featured in a Western Producer article which discusses the Canadian Field Print Calculator that was presented at the …

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

America's heartland is graying. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 — and that number has been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years.<p>Overall, fewer young people are choosing a life on the land. But in some places around the country, like Maine, that trend is reversing. Small …

Farming

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret

January 26, 2015 — At Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., the black-and-white dairy cows are used to the routine. In what looks like a choreographed …

Why The World’s Salad Bowl Wants To Go High Tech

Salinas, California, wants to be a tech hub for the farming set.<p>If you’re eating a salad for lunch today, there’s a good chance it came from California’s Salinas Valley, the rich agricultural area an hour’s drive south of Silicon Valley where more than two-thirds nation’s leafy greens are produced. …

Farming

Defining the future of agriculture

Achieving food and nutrition security today and for a world population that will number more than 9 billion and be 70% urbanised by 2050 is a key …

Thimble Island Oyster Co. Takes Sustainable Gardening Underwater

Off the coast of Long Island Sound, a team of innovative sea farmers maintains a 40-acre farm, the Thimble Island Oyster Co., that isdedicated toward …

Aquaculture

The new yuppies: how to build a new generation of tech-savvy farmers

If the highest calibre of young people become farmers it will improve food security and help solve the unemployment crisis. Can tech make farming cool?<p>As farmers age around the globe – I estimate that the average age is 55 – we need to make sure that young people see the food system as a viable …

The Political Battle Over Red Meat

There’s a real food fight happening in Washington.<p>Green groups want the government to tell Americans that eating less meat benefits the earth<b>.</b>And …

LEDs in greenhouses deliver same yield as grow lights, using just 25% of the energy

Even with our growing emphasis on and awareness of the benefits to the environment when eating locally and seasonally, there hasn't seemed to have …

Aquaponics

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, …

Mini Greenhouses

It’s just a few weeks away from being warm enough to plant my little seedlings in the <i>actual</i> ground :) Because of our short growing season, most seeds …