DailyDirt: Feeding More People Sustainably

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The modern food supply isn't as efficient as it probably should be. People are over-fishing the oceans and relying too much on monoculture crops and artificial pesticides/fertilizers to keep up with the market demand for various kinds of food. But it's hard to convince a massive number of people to limit their intake of things like meat (and politically deadly as well). Technology will help boost food production for a while, and here are just a few links on some methods that farmers could adopt. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: agriculture, aquaculture, automation, drones, farming, food, gmo, sanjaya rajaram, seafood, wheat, world food prize


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    mischab1, 20 Jun 2014 @ 5:31pm

    Wheat, you mean that thing with gluten that is poison to a bunch of people now-days? :p

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      RonKaminsky (profile), 21 Jun 2014 @ 9:52am

      No problem

      We all know that organic foods don't contain "chemicals", and gluten is a chemical, so that must mean that organic wheat is gluten-free!

      {sarc}

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      Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 23 Jun 2014 @ 3:27am

      Re: Wheat

      Yeah, wheat, the first crop that turned our species from nomad hunter-gatherers into settled farmers on the path to civilization.

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        Anonymous Coward, 23 Jun 2014 @ 5:22am

        Re: Re: Wheat

        Increasingly research is showing how ruinous refined carbohydrates like wheat are to the body. We built civilization right alongside a poison.

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    DB (profile), 20 Jun 2014 @ 8:15pm

    An increasing number of the food-aware are insisting on natural whole-grain gluten-free products.

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      John Fenderson (profile), 23 Jun 2014 @ 10:21am

      Re:

      "natural whole-grain gluten-free products"

      There's no such thing. Gluten is a normal and natural part of the grain. If you want a grain product to be gluten-free, you have to remove it, which makes it a processed product and no longer "whole grain".

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