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Food and Agriculture


Analysis and insight on the future of food and agriculture. Stay updated as Singularity Hub discusses the most important trends impacting agriculture.

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Dutch PlantLab Revolutionizes Farming: No Sunlight, No Windows, Less Water, Better Food

You've heard of paint by numbers? Get ready for feed-the-world by numbers. Dutch agricultural company PlantLab wants to change almost everything you know about growing plants. Instead of outdoors, they want farms to be...
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Organic Farmers Unite Against Monsanto In Battle For Future of Food

Another chapter in the ongoing David-and-Goliath-esque saga between organic farmers and the Monsanto Company kicked off recently with a lawsuit filed in federal court. The suit, titled Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et...

Future of Genetically Modified Rice/Corn in China May Be Both Certain and Delayed

Even as China rushes to expand its crops to feed its growing populace, it faces regulatory snags and pitfalls. The State Council recently discussed efforts to innovate China's industrial agriculture while keeping it independent...

Japan’s Robot Picks Only the Ripest Strawberries (video)

It takes more than a green thumb to be a great farmer, super-human vision helps as well. The Institute of Agricultural Machinery at Japan's National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, along with SI Seiko,...

Genetically Modified Salmon Could Be On Your Plate Soon

This past Sunday (September 19th) the US FDA held one of the final meetings needed to approve genetically modified salmon for human consumption. If approved, the salmon would be the first transgenic animal available...

“Corn Sugar” And Lame Attempts To Mislead You About Food

High fructose corn syrup could soon be known as 'corn sugar'. The Corn Refiners Association in the US has been on a media campaign recently, aiming at changing the way the public views high...

Sweet Little Lies – The Bitter Truth About Sugar

The world is hooked on sugar. Ray Kurzweil calls it the “White Satan.” And he might be onto something. The futurist guru has found overwhelming evidencethat consuming refined sugar is linked to cardiovascular disease, obesity,...

Will Fat Secret Become Wikipedia of Nutrition with New API?

One day we are told that eating fats makes us fat. The next day we learn that carbs are made from pure evil, and that fats are angel tears. It's hard to keep track...

The Genetically Modified Food You Eat

Would you eat food that was genetically modified? You probably already have. Scientists have been tinkering with the DNA of commercial food for nearly two decades, and they've covered most of the food pyramid. ...

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