Depleting Aquifers: A Sign of the Time and a Threat to the Breadbaskets of the World

July 14, 2017 – For those of us who read this blog and live in North America, depleting aquifers is not a new subject. The Central Valley of California, the agriculture epicenter ... Continue Reading →

A New Technology for Identifying Variable Soil Problems that Impact Farm Yields

July 13, 2017 – A San Francisco-based start-up, Trace Genomics, founded in 2015 has developed a test that gives farmers a comprehensive profile of the microbiology in soil samples ... Continue Reading →

Fires in British Columbia’s Heartland and the U.S. West a Reminder That Climate Change is Already Impacting Our World

July 11, 2017 – The interior of British Columbia (BC) is burning this summer. And so is the interior of California. Why? Because tinder dry conditions, bad forest management ... Continue Reading →

Urban Farming the New Model for Grocery Stores, Reducing Our Carbon Footprint, and Feeding Cities

July 3, 2017 – Professor Dickson Despommier of Columbia University, whose work on vertical farms has made him a primary advocate of urban agriculture as part of a solution to ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New AI Tool Mines Satellite and Aerial Images With Surprising Results

July 2, 2017 – Giving a penny (a coin no longer in existence in Canada) for this artificial intelligence’s (AI) thoughts will buy you a whole lot of interesting data. The ... Continue Reading →

Mission 2020 – A Three-Year Project to Tackle CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2017 – Look at the map that appears immediately below this first paragraph. It is an image of the United States that shows county-level economic impacts from emissions ... Continue Reading →

New Antioxidant Rice a Product of Genetic Engineering That Could Reduce Fatal and Chronic Illnesses

June 27, 2017 – The “Color Purple” is more than a Steven Spielberg movie. It is the tint of a new genetically engineered variety of rice developed by Chinese researchers ... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Intensive Agriculture the Next Disrupter for Agribusiness

June 24, 2017 – In its most recent United Nations report on food and agriculture, it highlights the need for humanity to meet increases in food demand because of growing world ... Continue Reading →

Three U.S. Coastlines Under Siege from a Combination of Subsidence and Rising Sea Levels

June 17, 2017 – If you live on or near the coastline of these three areas in the United States you need to consider your future plans because the combination of subsidence and ... Continue Reading →

Will We Still Be Human in Another Hundred Years?

June 7, 2017 – Evolution and technological innovation are at a crossroads for our species here in the 21st century. We, through natural processes, have developed big brains. Those ... Continue Reading →