A new report titled, “Towards Smart Farming: Agriculture Embracing the IoT Vision”, researched and written by Beecham Research has suggested that Internet of Things (IoT) technology will have a crucial role to play in helping to meet the food demands of a growing global population.
As the global population, and in particular the populations of the world cities, continues to grow, the challenges and the barriers obstructing the development of an effective food system grow as well. The future of food is unlikely to be dominated by one solution, rather a healthy and effective system
France recently passed legislation that will make it a legal requirement of supermarkets to ensure that no food waste is sent to landfill, and that excess food is instead sent to charity. Arash Derambarsh, the man who started the petition that led to the French law being implemented, has now
Recent international pressure on the issue of food waste appears to be making an impact. Only a few months after a law was passed in France that forced large supermarkets to send wasted or spoiled food to charity, rather than landfill, one of the UK’s largest retailers, Morrisons, has announced
Technology and design researchers have been looking into different ways to reduce food waste, or to create flows where food that is set to be wasted, is instead sent to a place where it can be used in response to the challenge where one third of the world’s food is
Read Circulate’s exclusive preview of Ken Webster’s recently released book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. The extract below is the beginning of the ninth chapter “The Regenerative Biological Cycle – At Scale”.
If the agricultural industry is going to continue to thrive in the long-term, new regenerative practices will be required and farmers will need to be able to utilise new smart technologies effectively. Other future opportunities may be found in the manufacturing and usage of farming equipment. According to the 2012
The challenge to develop an effective food system that can feed a global population of 9 billion by 2050 is one of the biggest faced by the world today. One possible solution to that challenge might be a diversification of agriculture from traditional fields to indoor farms, where plants are
Will Gerry, a long-time Californian farmer was recently quoted in an article on Tech Crunch saying: “Soil health is the beginning of all things above ground. If you don’t have that soil health, you’re not going to be able to compete over a long period of time.” It’s theme that