Farming

MIT’s Food Computer Is Changing The Future Of How We Eat

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 …

Agriculture

Madagascar: No more fish? We'll farm seaweed instead

The collapse of fisheries, decline of coral reefs and drought are all hitting Madagascar hard. But fishermen are coping with scarce and stressed …

Oceans

Local veggies delivered with one click

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Amazon gets into the food business with the planned purchase of Whole Foods, there's a quiet, local food revolution that's been simmering on the back burner.<p>Virtual farmers markets selling mostly local produce grown by smaller-scale, local farms have popped up across the country.<p>It's …

Health

A new generation of Jewish farmers sees a fertile future in South Jersey

Nate Kleinman, aka “Farmer Nate,” stands straw-hatted under the fierce sun at an experimental growing field in Salem County.<p>The unexceptional-looking …

Agriculture

Millenial bashing: In medieval era too, the younger generations were panned for changing things

The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.<p>As a millennial and a teacher of millennials, I’m growing weary of think …

Sustainable Agriculture

Farm Safety Foundation raises awareness of Farm Safety Week with poignant video

To mark the start of Farm Safety Week, the Farm Safety Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of farm safety and changing attitudes …

Agriculture

KQED

It’s a crowded CSA market in the Bay Area, with mainstays like Full Belly Farm and Eatwell Farm feeding hundreds of members weekly with their boxes …

Agriculture

Saudi Dairy Farm May Use Cow Dung to Meet Power Needs - Bloomberg

A dairy farm in the home of the world’s biggest energy exporter is considering using cow dung to meet its power needs.<p>Saudi Arabia’s National …

Agriculture

These Restaurants Really Want You to Eat Edible Bugs

Getty Images (2)BugsThese Restaurants Really Want You to Eat Edible BugsAn insect farmer and a few chefs are hoping to make crickets, ants, and worms commonplace on Denver’s menus—but the question remains whether the trend will spread to other cities. In Colorado’s Mile High City, edible bugs have …

Insects

Driverless tractor proves agriculture can be high-tech - The Washington Post

· 4 days ago<p>Driverless tractor proves agriculture can be high-tech<p>- A driverless tractor autosteers across a field in Washington. ()<p>- A driverless tractor autosteers across a field in Washington. ()<p>Driverless tractor proves agriculture can be high-tech (1:09)<p>Playlist techvid<p>Now PlayingDecoding …

Agriculture

FDA Links Deadly Salmonella Outbreak to a Type of Mexican Papaya

A deadly salmonella outbreak that has thus far infected 47 people across 12 states and is being blamed for a death in New York City is tied to a type …

Public Health

Farmers to boycott polls

Farmers of three Assembly constituencies have declared poll boycott, expressing disillusionment with political parties over the failure to implement …

Boycotts

Michael Gove refuses to accept Welsh farmers' fears

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has refused to accept the fears of Welsh farmers who do not think the Government is working hard enough on a free …

Brexit

WJZ, Orioles and MASN 2017 Food Drive Sees 32% Increase In Food Donations

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The 2017 WJZ, Orioles and MASN food drive saw a 32 percent increase in food donations and a 20 percent increase in monetary …

Camden Yards

False labelling of 'free range' WA eggs costs company more than $1m

One of Western Australia's biggest egg producers will have to fork out more than a million dollars after it was penalised on Tuesday for falsely …

Brisbane

The Freshest Farm-to-Table Meal in New York City: Dinner at Edgemere Farm in Far Rockaway | Food & Wine

Zandy Mangold<p>“One challenge of this kind of farming,” says Matt Sheehan, “You’re growing different plants that go real quick. For instance, different …

Agriculture

shell mycelium: a degradation movement manifesto in architecture

in an era of concrete jungles and overcrowded cities, degradability, sustainability and liability become integral parts of architecture. with this in …

Architecture

Local Crop Has More Resistance To Climate Change: Co-Founder, CropConnect

In an interaction with BW Businessworld, the co-founder of CropConnect, Ishira Mehta speaks about various aspects that effect agriculture trade. …

Agriculture

Ontario climate change report weirdly shows a highway grader destroying a farm

The Ontario government-commissioned report was supposed to depict an idealized sustainable farm in the Ontario of 2050. And for some reason, it …

Canadian News

Organic Farming In India: A Vision or Challenge To National Food Security

India along with the other third world countries at large had been practically following an organic agriculture till the 50's decade (World organic …

Agriculture

In Hong Kong, Farming Is a Political Statement

Increasingly, eating local isn’t just about health and taste—it’s about asserting Hong Kong’s autonomy in the face of mainland China.<p>I went to a banana farm to learn about growing fruit in Hong Kong. Instead I learned about democracy.<p>It started with a visit to Hamilton Street in Hong Kong's …

Hong Kong

50 Business Ideas for Vacant Land

Thinking about investing in a vacant lot? Or maybe you already own one and aren’t sure what to do with it? Luckily, there are plenty of business …

Agriculture

Sorry Folks, Agroecological Farming Is Less Productive Than Conventional

I find the folks over at Counterpunch snarling at me because I said that it would be a good idea if those peasant farmers out there went bust and therefore went off to do something more productive. I even insisted that this is how economic development works because that’s what economic development …

Opinion

Get Fresh Veggies for Just P50 Per Bundle Delivered to Your Doorstep! | News + Trends

Vegetables are best eaten as fresh as the day they were picked, and the less packaged and processed they are, the better. But since not everyone has …

Philippines

In New Jersey's peach country, a season of sweetness

MONROEVILLE, N.J. — In this epicenter of New Jersey peach production, where the landscape filled with rows and rows of peach trees has helped boost …

Agriculture

West Coast farming family mourns sudden death of father-of-two

Bryan Edmonds, Alana Tait and their two sons, Rawiri and Tipene, at hospital after Tipene's birth.<p>The partner of a man who died unexpectedly on a …

New Zealand News

Q&A with David Kennedy, author of “Eat Your Greens”

Dave Kennedy is the founder and director of Leaf for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of global malnutrition through the …

Gardening

Looking for free fruit? Edmonton's new online map may be the apple of your eye

'People are interested in it, and it contributes to that local food security as well'<p>Out for a walk and feeling a little peckish?<p>A new City of …

Local Food Movement

From alpacas to zucchini, it's Open Farm Day in Maine | Miami Herald

What's more local than farm-to-table? How about customer-to-farm.<p>More than 80 farms will be open to the public in Maine on Sunday. It's the state's …

Agriculture

When genetic testing throws up more questions than answers

Bringing genetics into medicine leads to more accuracy, better diagnosis and personalised treatment – but not for all.<p>AnneMarie Ciccarella, a …

Sustainable Agriculture