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The future of farming will see robots replacing field workers ... New robot-run farm factory produces 30,000 heads of lettuce a day

J. D. Heyes, February 2, 2016
It's a development that is bad for employment but, in a strange way, it could serve to help solve another problem facing America – illegal immigration.

Former NFL player becomes small farmer and gives food to the poor to find true success in life

By PF Louis:(NaturalNews) When a well paid NFL football lineman quits the game to raise food for the needy, that's an unusually interesting story. After St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown decided to leave the game for good, his agent told him that he was making the biggest mistake of his life. Jason adamantly replied, "No I'm not. No I'm not.

Jason Brown had decided that he wanted to do something more worthwhile and worthy of the covenant that he and his wife, both devout Christians involved with the Wisdom for Life Ministry, had made with God.

Will We Let Industrial Farming Interests Set Us Up for Long-Run Mass Starvation?

As we reported in April, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an Invasive Species Order, or ISO, that was supposed to “help stop the spread of feral swine and the disease risk they pose,” not to mention their “potential for extensive agricultural and ecosystem damage.”

Environmental expert: GMO farming causes one billion people to go hungry

The future of food is not one in which the global seed supply is owned and licensed out by an oligopoly of multinational biotechnology and industrial agriculture corporations, but rather one in which the peoples of the world are free to save, reuse and replenish their own heirloom seed stocks without the shackles of outrageous patent limitations, dangerous pesticides and perpetual dependency on non-renewable inputs. This is the vision of Dr. Vandana Shiva, a prominent environmental advocate and agricultural expert who recently told BBC News' Sarah Montague that genetically-modified (GM) seeds are basically destroying Indian agriculture and causing billions of people around the world to go hungry.

Aquaponics: Is this promising, sustainable farming method the urbanized future of agriculture?

We talk a lot around here about food and its importance in sustaining life. But how do we as humans continue to sustain the viable production of food itself, particularly in a world where natural resources seem to be getting increasingly more scarce? One of the answers to this question may be aquaponics, a unique method of growing food that utilizes the normal functions of both plants and fish to grow high volumes of food in compact spaces.

Indoor urban vertical farming; the next gardening venture for survival and the new agriculture

Certain forward-thinking folks are reinventing farming as we know it. Indoor, organic urban farms growing food vertically using hydroponic and aquaponic principles, are sprouting around the country. The push for alternative methods of raising food follow in part, on the heels of local governments outlawing homeowners from growing vegetable gardens in their yards, and forcing people to tear out existing, healthy gardens. Fueling the wheels of change are the county, state and federal government knowingly attempting to destroy the food chain with chemtrails, pesticides, growth hormones and GMOs, as they alter the very molecular nature of our food. These actions move the heart, stimulate rage, hatred and fear, and force humans to change to survive or die.

Former Monsanto Employee Talks GE Crop Concerns Amidst Deregulation Efforts

This week the Food Nation Radio Network interviewed former Monsanto employee Kirk Azevedo about his concerns with the leading biotech company's practices, a timely interview as the battle over genetically engineered (GE) food regulation continues on a state, national, and international scale.

Vertical farming in Chicago’s abandoned pork plant turns waste into food


Urban farming is being taken to new heights in an abandoned Chicago pork processing plant where environmentalists hope to “get off the grid” by using the waste from one crop to feed and power another.

Schools of tilapia are already swimming in water cleaned by the roots of leafy greens that feed on the nitrogen and other nutrients in the fish waste.

A bakery is moving in that will be able to use mash from the brewery upstairs to fire its oven.