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The High Tech Farms Where Our Future Food Will Grow in Nothing But Air
If our planet is going to support an extra four billion people by the end of the century, we'll need to find some creative new ways to feed ourselves. One option would be to turn buildings into farms and grow our crops in the air. Another: To install ... read more
Table of Experts: The Business of Agriculture
As to change, the flat topography in the Sacramento Valley is contributing to urbanization- consuming farm land that was once used to grow food ... our air and is now cleanly burned-off through electric generators installed on the dairies. All of this ... read more
Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.
I eat it because I'm a worry wart when it comes to our environment ... expect this is where the food of the future comes from. But that's where wellness company iWi is growing a strain of algae on a massive scale. The farm has green seas as far as the ... read more
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Will the high-tech cities of the future be utterly lonely?
But as we sit on the cusp of massive technological advances, the near future could exacerbate this growing problem ... coffee shops as nothing more than places of mutual isolation. And technology will only become more ingrained in our lives. read more
Nevada: Betting Big On High Technology And Winning
The depth of the economic crater Nevada fell into—the state’s unemployment rate hit a staggering 14.5 percent in December 2010—makes its climb back to prosperity nothing short ... transformation into a high-tech titan. “Our growth in advanced ... read more
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
We are not innocent bystanders to the growing ... at a high-powered professional firm, and before you know it, you’re twice as rich. But sometimes—Grandmother understood this well—extra measures are called for. That’s where our new technology ... read more
On a Canoe Trip Along the U.S.-Canada Border, Solitude and Shooting Stars
I grew up in northern Maine and had always been fascinated with our “forgotten border ... With all of the news about growing tension along “the world’s friendliest border,” I thought it would be interesting to travel along it instead of cross ... read more
Inside the world’s largest vertical farm, where plants stack 30 feet high
AeroFarms, a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey, is nothing ... food miles and then carbon footprint," he says. "But it increases the carbon footprint by an order of magnitude." Since energy costs are so high, it's uncertain whether vertical farmers can ... read more
A farm shouldn’t be a factory
A primary driver of industrialized farming is to make farms more productive by growing ... high levels of glyphosate, the plants absorb this toxic chemical, introducing it into the food supply, water systems, air and eventually into our bodies. read more
7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world
In fact, many farms ... future, Blue River hopes to modify the Lettuce Bot to kill weeds without any chemicals — perhaps with a rotating blade. In addition, it can thin out lettuce fields, killing a portion of the plants so the rest have room to grow. read more