Record flooding in the Central and Midwestern United States has led to unprecedented delays in spring planting. The incredibly wet conditions have forced some corn and soybean farmers to wait on putting seed in the ground longer than ever before recorded in Department of Agriculture data, reports Emily Moon of Pacific Standard. Likewise, the climatic … Continue reading Agro-Climatic Committees Bring Weather Science to Colombian Farmers
When the Impossible Burger stole the show at the CES Tech fest earlier this year we noted that meat alternatives have officially arrived. The fact that CES has never before showcased a food product and the Impossible Burger’s victories in categories like “Emerging Tech” and “Most Impactful Product” are clear signs that consumers see meat … Continue reading Holistic Management for Beef: A Climate Change Solution
From smart devices to robots to electric cars, technology is changing the way we do just about everything. One area that has seen a comparatively slow adoption of technology is farming and agriculture — but it’s not because of a lack of need. The FAO estimates that by 2050, the world will have over 3 … Continue reading How Technology is Changing Agriculture
In 2017, global pineapple production weighed in at over 27.4 million metric tons. The fruit is prized for its flavor, sweetness, and health benefits—attributes that often capture our attention at Farmfolio. What many of us don’t consider is the massive quantity of pineapple leaves that every plantation produces. It was these leaves, and the strong … Continue reading Piñatex —Producing Textiles from Pineapple Waste?
The first Impossible Burger debuted in 2016 when it was introduced to Chef David Chang’s NYC restaurant, Momofuku Nishi. In an unexpected twist, Impossible Burger 2.0 was introduced at a consumer electronics expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. Wearable gadgets, and the latest gaming and television technology are all standard fare at CES, which … Continue reading Impossible Burger Showcases Plant-Based Food at CES Tech Fest
South Africa is the second largest African economy, after Nigeria, with an estimated GDP of US$325 billion for 2016. Likewise, South Africa is one of the largest agricultural producers in the continent and allows other regions of the world, such as Europe, yearlong access to a variety of agricultural products. Mineral commodities, such as gold, … Continue reading Agriculture and Mining in the South African Economy