A Phone Detox

Earlier this year I smashed my phone screen, something that seems to happen to most of us at some point, especially if you work outdoors. It was a particularly hectic day; I was rushing and put the phone down on the quad bike for two minutes while I went to do something else. I returnedContinue reading “A Phone Detox”

Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

As reported here last year, farming is set to take a major hit with Brexit. Nearly a year later, that assessment by former UK representative to the European Union Ivan Rogers is proving to be on-point. Now, industry leaders need to come up with measures to alleviate the problems besetting the agriculture sector, such as theContinue reading “Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit”

The Appropriate Technology Movement – Guest Post by Norm Alioto

The Appropriate Technology movement, which was initially and intermittently called Intermediate Technology, was first described a half-century ago by British National Coal Board economist Dr. Ernst “Fritz” Schumacher. In a 1962 report to planning officials in India, Schumacher advocated taking steps to develop the country with an emphasis on labor, which India had in greatContinue reading “The Appropriate Technology Movement – Guest Post by Norm Alioto”

Reducing Carbon Footprints with Smarter Transportation Choices – Guest post by Tracy Plunkett

In 2017, the transportation sector emissions in the US surpassed emissions from power plants. It was a first since 1978. The trend may not seem as alarming to those who have been analyzing the transportation sector for the past five years. But the latest data indicates a much-feared shift. It’s important now more than everContinue reading “Reducing Carbon Footprints with Smarter Transportation Choices – Guest post by Tracy Plunkett”

Data sharing is vital to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit – Guest Post by Martin Coates

The UK’s imminent departure from the EU poses many challenges for farmers, food producers and processors. Not least amongst these is the need to ensure the continued high standards of animal welfare and meat processing so consumers can have confidence in the quality of the food in our shops. With the potential increase in riskContinue reading “Data sharing is vital to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit – Guest Post by Martin Coates”