Opinion: The Rise of Precision Agriculture Exposes Our Food System to New Threats

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Farmers are adopting precision agriculture, using data collected by GPS, satellite imagery, internet-connected sensors and other technologies to farm more efficiently. While these practices could help increase crop yields and reduce costs, the technology behind the practices is creating … Read more

The CEO Who Wants Us to Care More About the Humanity Behind Our Food

At first glance, the offerings from the Washington, DC-based soup company Supergirl seem pretty straightforward. The company specializes in vegan and kosher soup and gazpacho, as well as soup toppers that customers can mix and match. There’s the classic tomato soup, a beet gazpacho available in a portable container and even vegan “cheesy” croutons. Sara … Read more

I Failed at Growing Food for Humans, So I Grew It for the Bees Instead

My decision to grow native flowers to support local pollinators might smack of self-righteous ecological do-good-erism. But the truth is, it was born of bad luck and incompetence. Operating under the misconception that any urban apartment dweller could conjure up something to eat in a patch of outdoors and wild with optimism, several springs ago, … Read more

How More Than a Century of Antarctic Agriculture Is Helping Scientists Grow Food in Space

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had … Read more