Opinion: The Dangers of Big Data Extend to Agriculture

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Most internet users are by now aware of the vulnerability of their personal data. When the news broke that tech companies misuse and manipulate our personal data, there was a widespread “techlash” against the corporate giants Facebook, Amazon and … Read more

The Oyster Farmers Working to Address Aquaculture’s Big Plastics Problem

Biting into a fresh, raw oyster is like kissing the sea. You taste the salt water, and can almost feel the ocean breeze. Each oyster is unique, distinct, and a direct result of where and how it grows, and who grows it. But until recently, not much thought was given to the impact of the … Read more

Why Are Farms Getting So BIG? – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

Hint – it’s not because they’re greedy “factory farms”. The farm I’m involved with got its start many decades ago. My grandparents started farming in another area after marrying, where they lived in two grain bins pushed together. Grandma told me recently that the water leaks may well have been the worst part of that … Read more