MIT’s fog harvesting technology brings water to deserts

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Deserts may not have a lot of water like in rivers or lakes or aquifers but that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a lot of water around somewhere. Many desert-dwelling plants and animals have adapted to extract water from the air itself, relying on fog that reliably shows up in deserts near warm oceans.

 

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Ban on Russian Grain Exports Causes Surge in U.S. Wheat and Corn Prices

wheat fire

A severe drought destroyed one-fifth of the wheat crop in Russia and wildfires swept in to finish off some of the fields that remained.

A temporary ban on Russian grain exports will boost income for U.S. farmers this year, but more demand could cause shipping bottlenecks.Russia, one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, is facing a shrunken crop due to a severe drought. Its announcement Thursday that it will ban grain exports through the end of the year to control domestic prices raises the possibility of stronger-than-expected U.S. exports.

 

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Cranberry Harvesting Frenzy

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Loaded with health benefits and available in a variety of forms, the cranberry is easy to include in many nutritious recipes or as a standalone snack. Every fall cranberry bogs are flooded for the annual harvest. Go behind-the-scenes with the harvesters to learn all about the process…

Future Shoppers Will Be Able To ‘Pick’ Produce From Supermarket Shelves

Future Shoppers Will Be Able To ‘Pick’ Produce From Supermarket Shelves

 Shoppers in the future will be able to ‘harvest’ fruits and vegetables from supermarket shelves

Supermarket shoppers in the next decade will be able to pick fruit and vegetables from plants still growing on the shelves, according to a report into the future of retailing.

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Amazing Vertical Farm For Vancouver

Amazing Vertical Farm For Vancouver

Vertical farm for Vancouver’s 2030 Challenge 

Vertical farms are one of our favorite future-forward concepts for creating sustainable cities. Providing locally-grown produce and food will not only help us reduce our carbon emissions significantly, but also help us become healthier. Romses Architects recently came up with an amazing concept for a vertical farm in Vancouver as part of the City’s 2030 Challenge. Complete with a tower for growing fruits and vegetables, a livestock grazing plane, a boutique dairy farm, commercial space, transit lines, renewable energy and more, the Harvest Green Tower has the potential to be a food growing, energy producing, living, breathing sustainable transit hub. (Pics)

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Picking Cucumbers

Picking Cucumbers

Full time job, laying down

What do those people do? They implement new technology in agriculture. It consists of one tractor riding by the road in the middle of the cucumber field and carrying up to ten people by both sides of the thing that its towing. People lay on it and pick up cucumbers on the go then putting them on the moving transporter which collects cucumbers to the central storage. (Pics)

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