Why farm robots are hard: when you get up close those rows are not as straight as they look from an airplane.
We are developing robotics to stop invasive weeds from taking over farmland - and we're doing it without chemicals.
"Soon, Illinois farmers will harvest corn and soybean crops with the second-highest yields for that state ever. Yet, University of Illinois economists are projecting just small returns on beans and small losses on corn – and only if more USDA payments arrive."
Successful Farming, August 21, 2020
ARTICLE LINK: https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/university-of-illinois-projects-negative-returns-for-near-record-corn-crop
WASHINGTON – Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions.
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Fixing the food system with robotics. Join us September 2 at noon PST via Zoom with our CEO Clint Brauer ,discussing growing food in a regenerative way without herbicides and pesticides.
Coronavirus is hitting the meat industry hard. It’s impacting workers in meatpacking facilities, many of whom are getting sick and dying.
At the same time, distribution has caused bottlenecks in the food supply, especially in large-scale meat production, and, due to public policies that have allowed the industry to become highly consolidated, many farmers are being forced to kill their animals, while others are seeking to find ways to sell them in ad-hoc, online markets.
Meanwhile, some small-scale and pasture-based farmers and the processors with whom they work are experiencing record demand for their products.
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"People must move away from factory farming and stop destroying natural habitats as a matter of urgency, because of the threat of diseases and of climate breakdown. Factory farming is linked to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which threaten human health.
If we do not do things differently, we are finished. We can’t go on very much longer like this.” - Jane Goodall ethnologist and conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace.
Read more: https://lnkd.in/ebmCvJc
#Farming #covid19 #Health
Greenfield Robotics Executive Chairman, Jay Samit, is a serial disruptor, bestselling author & keynote speaker. He's also a talented artist! We love this painting of the bots hard at work on the farm.