Spread says it will open the fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process Source: Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm | Environment | The Guardian
Climate change is reshaping land and lives in India’s Sundarbans region, where paddies are being overrun by saltwater. But resilient varieties of rice may let vulnerable families stay a while longer. Source: Salt-Resistant Rice Offers Hope For Farmers Clinging To Disappearing Islands : The Salt : NPR
Farming in California is getting more efficient — but still has some big problems – A guide to California’s drought and water crisis – Vox.
Study: Vegetables Irrigated With Human Wastewater Can Absorb Drugs · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News · Environmental Leader.
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These two are pretty useful: A teenager uses coding to fight corruption: http://www.vice.com/read/greenhouse-app-hannah-ewens-nick-rubin-201?utm_source=vicefbus http://thisbigcity.net/infographic-cheating-your-way-to-successful-urban-farming/ Utilities working against distributed solar: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/08/florida-utilities-working-crush-nascent-solar-industry/
“Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins? : The Salt : NPR” “Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins? : The Salt : NPR”
The move was a major shift that could have far-reaching implications for industrial farming and human health. F.D.A. Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock
Researchers discover a common insecticide shuts down a key immune protein in bees. An insecticide-infection connection in bee colony collapses