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Robotic Farm Completes 1st Fully Autonomous Harvest

October 8th, 2017

Via: LiveScience: It’s harvest season in many parts of the world, but on one farm in the United Kingdom, robots — not humans — are doing all the heavy lifting. At Hands Free Hectare, an experimental farm run by researchers from Harper Adams University, in the village of Edgmond in the U.K., about 5 tons […]

New Zealand: Polluted Paradise

September 7th, 2017

Update: Part 2: Government Backing Policies Destroying Water Resources — Via: Al Jazeera: I also discovered that the country is harbouring a disturbing secret, little known to the rest of the world: its freshwater is in severe crisis. Two-thirds of New Zealand’s rivers are too polluted to swim in and half its lakes are irreversibly […]

Plastic Fibres Found in Tap Water Around the World

September 6th, 2017

The ground up plastic is turning up in sea salt that people are eating now. Via: Guardian: Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were […]

Bill Gates and Richard Branson Back Startup That Grows ‘Clean Meat’

August 23rd, 2017

haha oh sure! Via: Bloomberg: Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water. Memphis Meats, which produces beef, chicken […]

Monsanto’s Weed Killer Crisis

August 9th, 2017

Via: Reuters: As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. The photographs served as early warnings of a crisis that has damaged millions of acres of farmland. New versions of the herbicide dicamba developed by […]

Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews

August 9th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Academic papers vindicating its Roundup herbicide were written with the help of its employees.

Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

July 31st, 2017

The ground up plastic is turning up in sea salt that people are eating now. Via: National Geographic: Water, water, everywhere—and most of it is filled with plastic. A new discovery of a massive amount of plastic floating in the South Pacific is yet another piece of bad news in the fight against ocean plastic […]

How Governments, Food Companies, Big Pharma, Media and Healthcare Operators Keep Us Fat and Sick

July 27th, 2017

If you thought the Military Industrial Complex was something… Via: The Drs. Wolfson: These numbers clearly reveal a U.S. economy totally dependent on the healthcare system. Were the need for healthcare to cease, or be reduced dramatically, the U.S. economy would be in crisis of unprecedented proportions. So, what has the government been doing to […]

Fishermen Express Fury as Fukushima Plant Set to Release Radioactive Material Into Ocean

July 14th, 2017

Via: Telegraph: Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean. In an interview with […]

Tertill: Solar Powered Weeding Robot

July 8th, 2017

Via: IEEE: Tertill is a solar-powered, weed-destroying, fully autonomous and completely self-contained robot designed for your garden. Put it out there, forget about it (mostly), and it will brutally exterminate any weeds that it can find, as long as they’re short.

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