Iron Ox showcases autonomous ag

Fresh, pesticide-free produce such as romaine lettuce, bok choy and cilantro grown in a large warehouse with practically no human interference is a reality in San Carlos, California.

At…

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Quicker removal of risk

Walmart – the world’s largest retailer serving 260 million customer each week – is testing blockchain database technology that will allow it to monitor and rapidly respond to…

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Frequentz tackles traceability

As consumers demand more transparency about their food, and outbreaks of food borne illnesses have the ability to destroy a brand, traceability is becoming a serious imperative for…

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Futuristic supermarket vs privacy

Speaking at this year’s Media Architecture Biennale in Sydney, architect and engineer Carlo Ratti discussed how information is the key component to his Future Food District, a thematic…

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High tech hydroponics

It seems hydroponics farming is catching on among tech companies in Asia, especially Japan, Singapore and China. Within the last couple of months, Spread and Fujitsu, both Japanese…

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UK committee reignites GM debate

Earlier this month, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a new report Advanced genetic techniques for crop improvement: regulation, risk and precaution – which…

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Have we reached peak food?

The world has entered an era of peak food production with an array of staples slowing in growth. Peak here indicates when yield gains stopped accelerating – the…

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The highs and lows of engagement

#farm365 began as a commitment to agvocacy with farmer Andrew Campbell sharing day-to-day events on his Canadian dairy farm – providing snapshots of what life is like in agriculture…

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