I don’t eat shrimp. Ever. Here’s why:
2 student teams, 2 innovative video reports on shrimp farming — Pace U. on best practices and a prospect for shrimp farmed with the planet in mind and Univ. of British Columbia on pollution, land and water problems in Thai shrimp industry.
IT is an unlikely place for a farm, particularly a large-scale, commercial, for-profit farm operation, but downtown Detroit, Mich., may soon be home to just that.
John Hantz, chief executive officer of Hantz Farms, has his sights set on building a green economy in Detroit that he hopes will become a global example of urban farming.
Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now
It was 1903 when Robert Blair’s great-grandfather began farming the dry ridge overlooking the Clearwater River near Lewiston, Idaho. In 2001, when Blair took the reins, the farm’s books were still kept by hand. Now, he has deployed a set of Darpa-like technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles and self-steering tractors.
For those farmers, the promises of going organic — a steady paycheck and salvation for small family farms — have collapsed in the last six months. As the trend toward organic food consumption slows after years of explosive growth, no sector is in direr shape than the $1.3 billion organic milk industry. Farmers nationwide have been told to cut milk production by as much as 20 percent, and many are talking of shutting down.