Drone Farming

Can efficiencies increase if we farm from the sky?   This past spring the US Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance for the use of drones for agriculture purposes, approving Yamaha’s RMAX drone helicopter to spray crop fields (it has been in use for 20 years in Japan). Although this approval Read more…

Approvals of GM crops

Trying to reach new levels of crop technology with stagnant regulations Genetically modified (GM) crops have been produced for 20 years and have become essential components of food and feed production. In 2013, over 430 million acres of land worldwide produced GM crops (roughly 12% of farmable land). Such growth Read more…

Agri-vated over Bacon!

I enjoy grocery shopping, but I’m increasingly becoming agri-vated by labelling and how food companies misuse labels to market products to consumers. Don’t get me wrong, product labelling and marketing is important, companies know how to catch my eye and convince me to buy their products; nevertheless, I’m becoming agri-vated Read more…