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To double farmer income, Budget should address debt woes, encourage tech innovation

Indian agriculture is a conundrum of paradoxes. Over 50 percent of the country’s workforce depend on agriculture as a livelihood, while agriculture …

A kelp agricultural revolution

How kelp, a negative-footprint organism, could alter the future of seafood<p>Imagine, if you can, a farm where the main crop of versatile greens grows a …

Was 2016 Really A Good Year For Agricultural Biotechnology?

We write to offer a dissenting opinion to that in a <i>Forbes</i> op-ed, “GMOs Have Had A Good 2016, But Teachable Moments Lie Ahead.” In contrast to that rosy take, we believe the food industry (in the broad sense) continues to fail to appreciate the nature of the opposition to GMOs, and thus continues to …

13 great board games for your next date night

The couple that plays together stays together, right? But when you’ve had enough of screaming at each other over <i>Mario Kart</i> matches, maybe it’s time …

Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together

<b>In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring</b> …

Southeast Asia Begins to Prepare for Cyber War; India Turns to AI

By <i>AsiaToday</i> reporter Lee Mi-hyun - Voices urging to prepare for cyber warfare is growing in Southeast Asia, which has weak information security against cyber threats. India has turned its attention to artificial intelligence (AI) in preparation for cyber warfare.<p>"India turns to AI as cyber warfare …

So You Want to Flee the City and Become a Farmer

Lots of urban dwellers dream of a simpler life in the country, living off the land. Here’s what it’s actually like.<p>When Jenni and Paul Callahan got married, they lived in Alexandria, Virginia, a satellite city of Washington, D.C. Paul commuted to his job as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, …

Floating warehouses, pocket-sized drones and a private tunnel network: Look at Amazon’s most ambitious, astonishing delivery patents

Also, self-driving trucks and a way for small drones to assemble into a big drone.<p>Over the past year, Amazon has been on a drone and transportation patent spree as the online retail giant continues to make moves toward becoming its own delivery service.<p>In mid-December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared …

Drones

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Creativity

Interested in ecology? Become a Rutgers Environmental Steward

The nation�s most densely populated state has invested heavily in preserving forests, streams, meadows, marshes and other natural landscapes. Thanks …

HugeDomains.com - LetsTalkAgric.com is for sale (Lets Talk Agric)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to …

5 Global Food Trends to Watch in 2017

The Plate<p>From sugar to genetically-modified food labeling, the next year may be a pivotal one for the future of food.<p>From the 1880s to the 1980s, “the Cola Wars” meant Coke v. Pepsi in a celebrity-studded advertising battle for consumers’ dollars. Now it's big soda battling states and countries who …

Agriculture

A San Francisco Startup Puts Everything You Need for a Two-Acre Farm in a Shipping Container

It all started with shipping containers. Brandi DeCarli and Scott Thompson were working in Kisumu, Kenya on a youth center meant to provide basic …

Tokyo yakiniku restaurant will hook you up with 2.9 kilos (6.4 pounds) of beef for less than US$3

You’ll need to bring <b>a big appetite</b> but <b>just a little cash</b>.<p>Japanese <b>yakiniku</b> (Korean barbeque) restaurant chain <b>Gyukaku</b> gets in a generous mood on the …

MIT Wants to Turn Everyone Into a Farmer With Its Food Computers

Anyone can build their own food computer with MIT’s open-source agriculture project.<p>In 2011, Caleb Harper found himself in Japan shortly after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima as part of a "motley crew" sent by MIT's Media Lab who were tasked with finding creative solutions to problems created by …

The holographic anime “robot” that will keep house for lonely salarymen

Gatebox connects home devices to an interactive anime "waifu" for "a new, shared lifestyle".<p>The future is apparently here. And it's creepier than we …

Twelve organizations promoting urban agriculture around the world

The international community is beginning to recognize the integral role of urban agriculture in improving the economy, environment, and health of …

Farming in extreme environments: technology ploughs ahead

The global population is expected to rise from seven billion now to nine billion in 2050, so space for cultivating food is becoming harder to find, …

Welcome to the Future: Investing in Robots

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

Applying Ecological Principles

Creating communities that are compatible with nature's processes for sustaining life requires basic ecological knowledge.<p>We need, says Center for …

America's first urban 'agrihood' feeds 2,000 households for free

When you think of Detroit, ‘sustainable‘ and ‘agriculture‘ may not be the first two words that you think of. But a new urban agrihood debuted by The …

Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique To Increase ISS Crop Yield

NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station on Friday reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space …

$32 Billion Market Expected for Agricultural Drones

<i>This article originally appeared on the</i> Motley Fool.<p>Agricultural efficiency is poised to take a big leap with drone technology now that the U.S. …

The new water alchemists

Australia is the world's driest inhabited continent, and a nation cursed by headline-grabbing weather extremes. In 2013, Australia's Bureau of …

Think you know the Dallas Farmers Market? Think again.

The Dallas Farmers Market has stood as one of the city’s most treasured landmarks since the early 1940s, but with all its recent changes and updates …

Curitiba Wins C40 Award For Best Sustainable Communities Project Of 2016

Curitiba was honoured today at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world's most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD, the C40 Cities Awards ceremony was held during the C40 Mayors Summit, where more …

How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table

It wasn't until a pig nosed me in the backside, in a friendly way, that I mustered the courage to touch one. I had seen thousands of hogs over the …

Agriculture