Smart Farming will Help Feed the World

June 23, 2017

It’s no secret that world’s population continues to grow and isn’t predicted to top out for several decades. All of … Continued

Global Food Security: GMOs Safe but Not Curing Hunger

December 2, 2016

Most people know the global population continues to rise. Predictions that the world will reach peak population mid-century and then … Continued

Agriculture: The Jetsons Meet the MacDonalds

September 27, 2016

The topic of agriculture generally brings to mind scenes of waving grain, orchards of fruit trees, and/or animals grazing peacefully … Continued

Agriculture: Old MacDonald had a Farm, I-T, I-T, Oh!

August 10, 2016

Agriculture is one humanity’s oldest professions. Many scholars trace the birth of agriculture to the Neolithic (or new Stone Age) … Continued

Pressure Mounts for Better Safety at Both Ends of the Food Supply Chain

April 7, 2016

The food supply chain has received a lot of attention over the past few years — not all of that … Continued

Is the Future of Agriculture Indoors and Afloat?

November 6, 2015

Few things in life are certain. We do know, however, that people have to eat. We also know that figuring … Continued

Big Data Poised to Play a Big Role in Ensuring Food Security

October 1, 2015

“Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than 9 billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a … Continued

The World Needs to Discuss Changing Agricultural Practices

August 21, 2015

“To meet the growing global demand for food this century,” writes Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez), co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, “we … Continued

Big Data and Technology: Changing the Face of Agriculture

July 20, 2015

There are few certainties in life; but, we all know that the global population is growing (predicted to reach 9 … Continued

Combating Supply Chain Fraud, Waste, Theft, & Abuse

June 24, 2015

“Everyday supply-chain transactions pose some of the biggest fraud, waste, and abuse risks companies face,” asserts Sabine Vollmer. “But few … Continued

Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture

May 28, 2015

“When you think of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might think of high tech fields like Nanotechnology or microchip … Continued

The Changing Food Landscape

May 18, 2015

“We are obsessed with food,” states a report from Acosta. “We research how ingredients are grown; we share photos of … Continued

Big Data and Technology Poised to Help Agriculture

April 27, 2015

Everyone is aware of how significant California’s drought has become. If you are thinking, “Thank God I don’t live in … Continued

Food Security and Science

April 21, 2015

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center released results from two polls that indicate a majority of scientists have confidence … Continued

Food Security: Overcoming Risks in the Food Supply Chain

March 26, 2015

Consumers in the developed world have come to expect supermarkets to offer all varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout … Continued

STEM in the Service of the Poor

February 27, 2015

Each year Bill & Melinda Gates publish a letter in which they express their hopes and dreams about a better future … Continued

Food Security: A Growing Global Concern

February 16, 2015

Those of us residing in the United States consider ourselves blessed to be living in a land of plenty — … Continued

Food Security: Don’t Let Fears of Frankenfoods Put the World’s Poor at Risk

November 6, 2014

This week voters in Oregon and Colorado defeated measures that would have required food products that contain genetically modified organisms … Continued

From Seeds to Sows, Scientists are Adapting Food Supply to Climate Change: Part 2

October 24, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part series on how scientists are working to ensure future food security, I set the … Continued

From Seeds to Sows, Scientists are Adapting Food Supply to Climate Change: Part 1

October 23, 2014

“When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary … Continued

Urban Agriculture: Feeding Them Where You Find Them

September 30, 2014

“Did you know that some of the largest chapters of agricultural groups like the Future Farmers of America are in … Continued

Big Data’s Big Role in Agriculture

September 3, 2014

The world’s population is increasing. We all know that. We also know that feeding that population is going to require … Continued

Crop Yields: Could Go Down when They Need to Go Up

August 22, 2014

Paul McMahon, author of “Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food,” asserts, “Science shows that our planet has the biophysical … Continued

Technology and Food

July 25, 2014

We are living in a world of growing consumerism; but, we all know that truly important things for humankind’s survival … Continued

Big Data Analytics Could Produce Big Results in the Agricultural Sector

July 8, 2014

Even though humankind is still dependent on agriculture for its survival, most developed and developing states no longer rely primarily … Continued

Farmers and Scientists Must Collaborate to Feed the World

June 6, 2014

“The world could be less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people … Continued

Agriculture and Big Data: Saving the World

May 7, 2014

“Higher food prices have increased poverty, destabilised governments and helped trigger revolutions,” asserts Paul McMahon, “leading to a revival of … Continued

Our Sense of Taste and the Future of Food Security

March 24, 2014

The world population is predicted to reach 9 billion people by the year 2050. Bill Gates, Microsoft mogul and co-founder … Continued

The Supply Chain’s Role in Food Security

March 13, 2014

“If current growth patterns continue,” writes Doug Austin, Senior Vice President of Growth & Innovation, “‘extra mouths to feed’ will … Continued

High Tech Agriculture

March 7, 2014

“The Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet will greatly affect agricultural machines such as tractors, agricultural sprayers, harvesters, soil … Continued

Food Security and Climate Change

February 19, 2014

At the end of a previous post entitled “Resilience in the Food Supply Chain,” I indicated that I would write … Continued

Resilience in the Food Supply Chain

February 4, 2014

A couple of years ago, Daniel Dumke wrote, “The food supply chain satisfies one of the most basic Maslowian needs. … Continued