Category Archives: Crops

The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Aira Caldera, Andromeda, Apis Mellifera, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cacogenics, Catastrophic, Chicxulub, Civilization, Climate, Climate Change, Communications, Crisis, Crops, Disaster, Disease, Drake Equation, Dysgenics, Economy, Employment, employment, Environment, Environment, Extinction, Extinction, Extinctions, Extraterrestrial, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Finance, Frank Drake, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Warming, Global Warming, Honeybees, Hypercane, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Lake Toba, Long Valley, Megacaldera, Nanotechnology, North Island, North Sumatra, Pandemic, Permian-Triassic, Plague, Siberian Traps, Society, Space, Stephen Hawking, Supervolcanoes, Taupo Volcano, Telomere, Termination Event, Threats, Unemployment, University of California – Santa Cruz, Valles Calderas, Volcanoes, War, Weather, Weather, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Aquaponic, Astronaut, Berkeley, Bioregeneration, Carbon Dioxide, Crops, Environment, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Fertilizer, Food, Food, Future Farmers of America, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Hydroponics, Japan, Life Support, Mars, Monoculture, NASA, Robotics, Space, Sunlight, Water, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Hungry World

It seems to me… “Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.” ~ Norman Borlaug. It has been quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, algae, Arid Areas, Biota, Coastal, Crops, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Development, Development, Drought, Drought, Ecology, Economic, Erosion, Extinctions, Farm Land, Farming, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Food Source, Global Warming, Herbicide, Herbicides, Impact, Insecticide, Insecticides, Invasive Species, Krill, Malthusian Crisis, Marshes, Natural Habitat, Natural Resources, Pesticides, Political, Pollution, Population, Productivity, Rain Forests, Recreational Areas, River Area, Rural, Salt Marshes, Societal, Species Diversification, Sustainable, Toxic Chemicals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Burning Fences

It seems to me… “Land degradation did not start with chemical agriculture. But chemical agriculture offered new tools for annihilation.” ~ Joel Salatin. Repeated studies have shown it to be more efficient, less costly, and better for the environment if … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Annuals, Benefit, Burn, Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, CO2, Conservation, Crops, Disease, DNA, Drought, Environment, Erosion, Farming, Fertilizer, Fields, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Herbicide, Insecticide, Organic, Perennials, Pesticides, Phytoremediation, Plow, Pollution, Soil, Tillage, Water | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment