Katy Bluett

9,597 Flips | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 8 Following | 119 Followers | @KatyBluett | Keep up with Katy Bluett on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Katy Bluett”

Clean meat: ‘Traditional animal agriculture has reached capacity,’ says Future Meat Technologies

Israeli cultured meat (aka 'clean' meat) start-up Future Meat Technologies reckons it can bring prices down from around $800/kilo today to as little …

Agriculture

Scaling-up in the field of greenhouse vegetables

While the greenhouse vegetable area in the Netherlands remains fairly stable, the number of companies has been dropping for years. The reason for …

Aquaponics

AU: Remote insect technology a step closer for growers

A new technology-based insect detection company will begin national trials of its Generation 2 product and service this season, as part of the Smart …

Water

New Zealand supermarket sells out of cucumbers ahead of royal wedding

Cucumber sandwiches look likely to be a popular royal wedding snack for the people of New Zealand; a central Auckland supermarket sold out the …

Royal Weddings

VERTICAL FARMING FUNDING ON THE RISE IN 2017 & PREDICTIONS FOR 2022

Aquaponics

Changes to animal tracing system ordered with tougher approach to enforcement

A farmer scans cattle tagged for lifetime traceability through Nait. Compliance with the system in some areas has been as low as 30 per …

Forestry

Tyson, Cargill, And Other Meat Incumbents Invest In A Meatless Future

Though not a new concept, meat substitutes have become all the rage lately with VCs pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the space.Some newer …

Vegetarian

Energy locked up in waste wood could power the region, environmentalists say

A campaign to reduce the amount of waste wood being burnt by businesses is gaining momentum, with growing efforts to set up a biochar industry in …

Environmentalism

Turning Food for Thought into Food for Tech | New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore

For NUKU ki te Puku™, taking kai Māori to the world is a natural fit as the work we do perpetuates the navigational skills of our tūpuna who traded …

New Zealand

Joel Salatin responds to New York Times’ ‘Myth of Sustainable Meat’

<i>The following post originally appeared on the Polyface Farms Facebook page.</i><p>The recent editorial by James McWilliams, titled “The Myth of Sustainable …

Farming

Motorleaf’s $2.85M Seed Round Accelerates AI in Greenhouse Operations

<i>Leading Investors Back Dynamic AI Technology That Improves Yield Predictions, Maximizes Profits</i><p>MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 15, 2018–<p>Motorleaf – an artificial intelligence startup focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor operators –announced today it has raised …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists are using drunk mice to test a miracle hangover cure

Tests on inebriated mice show that they wake up from their alcohol-filled slumber faster than their sober counterparts.<p>“Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way …

Alcohol

To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

Fecal transplants are the treatment of the future for some conditions. But right now, they are entirely unregulated. Here’s why putting regulations …

Microbiology

The future of all industry is disruption – and that’s a good thing

“The Times They Are a-Changin’”, sang a well-known Nobel Laureate. “You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone” – advice that modern …

Innovation

‘The singularity will happen through food’: The food system and AI’s transformative potential

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically reinvent the global food production system, with far reaching consequences on health, …

Artificial Intelligence

The first humans sent to Mars will need to 3D print their meals

For humans to maintain a healthy existence here on earth, our food system must be safe, nutritious, and sustainable. But how does this change when we travel to space?<p>Since 2000, the International Space Station has been a home to over 100 space travelers. Constrained by microgravity and no …

Mars Mission

Can seaweed make waves in Europe's food sector?

There is a strong nutritional and environmental case for increasing consumption of aquatic plants but consumer understanding represents a significant …

Seaweed

GM Potato Can Help Cut Pesticide Use by Up to 90 Percent, Study Shows

Cue the haters...<p>A potato variety genetically engineered to resist potato blight can help reduce the use of chemical fungicides by up to 90 percent, …

Agriculture

Roast-Beef King Arby’s Is Betting Big on Lamb

Lamb, of all things, is making a comeback in America.<p>Arby’s, the king of roast beef, will soon start peddling lamb gyros year round. Sandwich seller …

BBQ

See How This Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Can Take Off And Land

Slightly more substantial than a wooden toothpick, engineers from the University of Washington have created a robot insect that can fly untethered. Dubbed the RoboFly, the engineers gave the robotic flying insect a brain (a microcontroller) and offset the need for heavy electronics traditionally …

University of Washington

Kroger is charging at Amazon with a company that's using 'swarms' of robots to get shoppers hooked on a 'powerful new drug'

Ocado<p><b>Kroger is partnering with UK-based Ocado to build warehouses that can pack a 50-item grocery order in a matter of minutes.</b>• <b><br>The deal will give</b> …

Robotics

Coca-Cola, Bluetooth let you make personalized drinks

You use your smartphone to do everything from booking concert tickets to hailing a cab. Now you'll be able to use it to fill a cup with Coca-Cola.<p>Coca-Cola is unveiling a new fountain drink machine this weekend that lets you use Bluetooth technology to prepare your drink precisely the way you want …

Coca-Cola

‘Omnipork’: Plant-based pork product debuts in Hong Kong

The firm is led by David Yeung, the founder of Green Monday, a social enterprise group that promotes green, healthy and sustainable living, and Green …

Hong Kong

Hellers hires Cameron Partners to review business amid sale rumours

Rangatira Investments-controlled Hellers has hired investment bank Cameron Partners to review its business, amid reports New Zealand's biggest …

Google Plus

NZ Premium Whitebait sold to Māori tribe for $1.095 million by receivers

New Zealand Premium Whitebait, the country's only commercial whitebait farm, has been sold by receivers to its creditor and shareholder, the …

Fish

How to Upcycle Your Coffee

At a time when the issue of food waste is garnering headlines for its burden on our planet, reusing or "upcycling" organic waste such as coffee …

Sustainability

Farmland Investor on Agtech: 'A Lot of People Overpromise and Underdeliver'

Farmland investor Shonda Warner has a rare position in the world of agtech. As managing partner at Chess Ag Full Harvest Partners and an occasional …

Farming

New Zealand: Stronger biosecurity to protect primary sector

The Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity system and support our valuable primary sector, says …

Security

China and New Zealand to create a kiwi gene bank

China and New Zealand have agreed to develop a reserve of kiwifruit genes in the southwestern province of Sichuan in China over the next five years, …

China

Coca-Cola reducing the sugar in even its full-sugar drinks in Australia

Coca-Cola Australia is reducing the sugar content in many of its most popular soft drinkgs.<p>Coca-Cola New Zealand is aiming to reduce the sugar across …

Diabetes