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Japanese Firm to Open World's First Robot-Run Farm
Offbeat  (tags: culture, interesting, farming, robots, technology, unusual, world )

- 263 days ago -
A Japanese company is to open the world's first "robot farm", as agriculture joins other sectors of the economy in attempting to fill labour shortages created by the countryâEUR(TM)s rapidly aging population.
Number of Butterflies Halves in Just 40 Years: Intense Farming and Fewer Wild Flowers Blamed for Some Species' Numbers Falling B
Offbeat  (tags: butterflies, britain, declining, endangered, farming )

- 368 days ago -
Britain's native butterflies are dying out âEUR" with numbers almost halving since 1976.
750 Animals Seized, Six Arrested in Raids of Alleged Slaughter Farms
Offbeat  (tags: rescued, Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, slaughter, farming )

- 374 days ago -
Six people were arrested and approximately 750 animals were seized from alleged slaughter farms in Palm Beach County, authorities said.
He Has No Arms But That Doesn't Stop Him From Taking Care Of His Paralyzed Mother - NewsLinQ
Offbeat  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, food, humans, interesting, culture, world, farming, labor, sustainabledevelopment, bizarre, unusual )

- 420 days ago -
This Chinese man has an invincible spirit that enables him to cope with many tasks that would tax a normal person with arms.
Organic Farming 'Benefits Biodiversity'
Offbeat  (tags: farming, organic farming, biodiversity, wild plants, wildlife, study )

- 522 days ago -
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
Is This the World's First Sheepdog Drone?
Offbeat  (tags: farming, drones, sheep, sheepdogs, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, off-beat, society, technology, unusual )

- 573 days ago -
2015 may be remembered as the year of the drones, as they continue to infiltrate and revolutionize every daily task. Farming is not exempt from this.
Farms of Tomorrow, Today ~ TEXT and CARTOONS
Offbeat  (tags: farming, future, humor, satire, animals, food, off-beat, interesting, pictures, society, odd, funny )

- 607 days ago -
Tex Avery (creator of Bugs Bunny and all-around animation icon) was not immune from taking a tongue-in-cheek stab at what farming might look like 100 years into the future. Released in 1954, AveryâEUR(TM)s animated short, The Farms of Tomorrow, spoofed the ...
China Is Breeding Tigers Like Cattle, and ItâEUR(TM)s a Billion Dollar Industry
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers, farming, China )

- 631 days ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s estimated that between 5,000 to 6,000 tigers are being farmed in China. Their bones are steeped in alcohol to make tiger bone wine, their skins are turned into rugs for ChinaâEUR(TM)s richest citizens, and their meat is sold for food.
What Reputable Rescues Do and Don't Do
Offbeat  (tags: business, money, abuse, americans, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, farming, lies, law, disease, illness, prevention, protection, treatment, safety, medicine, healthcare, health, environment, diet, nutrition, food, exercise, drugs, death, activists, sadn )

- 640 days ago -
Reputable rescue groups all have similar goals, which is to not only save dogs, but to find them the perfect forever home for them. They also educate the public on their specific breed or breeds, what the positives and negatives are,
Fussy Eaters - What's Wrong With GM Food?
Offbeat  (tags: Farming, GMO's Food )

- 680 days ago -
With the world's food security facing a looming "perfect storm", GM food crops need to be part of the solution, argues Professor Jonathan Jones. In this week's Green Room,
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

- 849 days ago -
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
Is Peecycling the Wave of the Future? Instead of Waste, Free Fertilizer for Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, technology, unusual, urine, farming, fertilizer )

- 982 days ago -
We all sort of cringe at the thought of using our own urine or manure for fertilizer, but the reality is that much of the cost of human waste disposal comes from trying to separate out the nitrogen & phosphorus & that's a waste, since farms need it.
Slum Farmers Rise Above the Sewers
Offbeat  (tags: green, family, food, Kenya, Kibera, farming, woman, sack farming )

- 1170 days ago -
Alice Atieno attends to her vegetables, right on the doorsteps of her shanty in Kibera slum. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS
Organic Bytes #363: Factory Farms Gag Consumers
Offbeat  (tags: protection, activists, conservation, habitat, media, news, disease, farming, geneticengineering, organic, environment )

- 1363 days ago -
Ag-Gag Bills: Another Assault by Corporations on Consumers' Right to Know
PLEASE SIGN GE Mosquitoes and Salmon Show the Need for Better Regulation ACTION NEEDED
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, bizarre, business, food, safety, society, technology, government, business, money, economy, farming )

- 1568 days ago -
There's been a lot of news lately about risky genetically engineered animals in the queue for federal review. British biotechnology firm Oxitec continues to pursue permission to release its genetically engineered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys

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