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Artificial Intelligence in the Food Industry: Empowering Farmers’ Decision-Making – Food Tank
Can AI save our food system? When applied to agriculture, AI may optimize yields, improve farm planning, optimize resources, and considerably prevent waste.
ai  farming  agriculture  robots 
4 days ago by automationeye
"Götter in Weiß": Haben deutsche Kliniken ein Hygiene-Problem? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland haben jährlich etwa eine halbe Million Menschen eine Krankenhausinfektion. Bis zu 15.000 sterben an den Folgen.
HAI  hospital  acquired  infection  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Superbug  mcr-1  public  health  profit  maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  food–industrial  aggag  animal  agriculture 
4 days ago by asterisk2a
Bruce Campbell: The Great Transition, Lecture 1 of 4 - Ellen McArthur Lectures 2013, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
See his 2016 book with CUP - The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Medieval World - kindle-available
Lecture schedule
Lecture 1 - The 14th century as tipping point: From one socio-ecological status quo to another
Lecture 2 - The enabling environment: The Medieval Solar Maximum and Latin Christendom's high-medieval efflorescence
Lecture 3 - A precarious balance: Mounting economic vulnerability in an era of increasing climatic instability
Lecture 4 - Disease intervenes: The Black Death and the 'Great Transition' to an alternative socio-ecological equilibrium
video  lecture  economic_history  social_history  environmental_history  disease  Black_Death  medieval_history  12thC  13thC  14thC  15thC  Italy  urbanization  foreign_trade  Mongols  Mamluks  spice_trade  Central_Asia  genetics  weather  agriculture  demography  economic_growth  climate-history  climate_change  Little_Ice_Age  Italy-cities  international_finance 
5 days ago by dunnettreader
Hydroponic Garden Control with IUT | Hackaday.io
Placing sensors on my current hydroponics setup would allow connection to my home automation system. This system would then assume responsibility for activating the pumps and providing confirmation that the pumps were turned on and off. It could also monitor the solution level in the main sump and replenish it from a larger, remote container. Solution conductivity could also be monitored to track the chemistry of the solution and possibly adjust is using a dosing pump. Also, solution and ambient temperature could be monitored and tracked year-by-year to track correlation of temperature to growth, possibly indicating the need to provide temperature control during the early spring.
hackaday  gardening  agriculture  hydroponics  sensors 
6 days ago by cyberchucktx
There's More Farmland in the World Than Was Previously Thought
Global cropland totals 1.87 billion hectares (4.62 billion acres), 15 percent to 20 percent higher than earlier estimates, according to a map released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey.India has the largest cropland of any country at 179.8 million hectares, compared with 167.8 million in the U.S. and 165.2 million in China. Russia ranks fourth, while South Asia and Europe are labeled “agricultural capitals of the world,” as cropland accounts for more than 80 percent of some countries in those regions. In comparison, only about a fifth of land in U.S. and China is dedicated to growing food.
agriculture  farming  earth 
8 days ago by thomas.kochi

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