1. Drone Harvest, Patton Valley Vineyards; Beautiful imagery. Well done.

  2. Do You Know About GMOs feat. @FarmGirlJen & @LocalFarmMom

  3. Video stories of how our food grows from @HowGrow. What’s your opinion?

    I enjoy seeing the effort to bring transparency to food production, and it appears the @HowGrow people are working with farmers.  Did you catch it when Mr. Peixoto said “what we throw away in California for cosmetic reasons could end world hunger.”?  

  4. Genome Editing Rewrites the Future of Dairy Cattle | MIT Technology Review

  5. “Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.”

    ― Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

    Image via NPR

  6. agricultureproud:

    Criticism of #beef production: increasing production at expense of #environment. Research contradicts that myth, citing @Bovidiva. Improved efficiency through #science and #technology - genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health. #AgFuture #agchat #ranchlife #bigdata (at C.I.D Deauville)

    I don’t think the graphic goes far enough. “Science and technology will continue to change the way we produce food…”, which I agree. I would go further and I would modify the text to: “Science, technology, and society will continue to change the way we produce food…”.

  7. emergentfutures:

    Surveillance robots an eye in the sky to detect weeds and pests

    Researchers say surveillance robots that can detect weeds and pest insects could be crucial to the development of agriculture in northern Australia.

    The CSIRO says a trial of autonomous helicopters fitted with smart sensors has been successful in finding the invasive Miconia weed in dense rainforest in north Queensland.

    CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship science director Gary Fitt says the technology could be vital in quickly detecting weed and pest infestations in remote, unpopulated areas.

    Full Story: ABC

  8. bleedforyourtypewriter:

    Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon. 

    Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:

    Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:

    Making notes? Here you go:

    Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:

    Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:

    Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:

    Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:

    So you’ve got something down? Need to edit? 

    All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:

    I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:

    Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.

    (via lifeandcode)

  9. stoweboyd:

    Stowe Boyd, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025

    (via emergentfutures)