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 the … Continue reading Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

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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 great … Continue reading The Appropriate Technology Movement – Guest Post by Norm Alioto

Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening – Guest post by Dan Chabert

Hydroponic farming is one of the most misrepresented farming methods around the world. I mean, it sounds like an alien if not a futuristic concept growing food without a single grain of soil. One of the major reasons hydroponics has been gaining a foothold is because studies have shown that this farming type may soon … Continue reading Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening – Guest post by Dan Chabert

5 Ways Farms Can Save Water During a Drought

This is a guest post written by freelance writer Maria Reyes.  Water supply is perhaps one of the most crucial elements in ensuring a successful harvest. To help guarantee the maximum growth of the plants while conserving this precious resource, it’s imperative to deliver just the right amount of water to crops at the right … Continue reading 5 Ways Farms Can Save Water During a Drought

Why you should switch to LED light bulbs – Guest post by Jackie Edwards

For those who both care for the environment and like their house to be bright and light-filled, the question isn’t ‘should I switch to LED light bulbs?’, but rather, ‘how soon can I make the change?’ Perhaps you have just moved to a new house or you are thinking of ways to lower your carbon … Continue reading Why you should switch to LED light bulbs – Guest post by Jackie Edwards

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

How to Build Your Eco-friendly Heaven – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Here's a domestic sustainability post from Australian writer Emma Joyce.   In a world that’s been ignoring the principles of healthy living for decades now, making a difference, no matter how small it seems at first, is of the utmost importance. Shifting the paradigm and changing the perspective about eco-friendliness is something we all must … Continue reading How to Build Your Eco-friendly Heaven – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Teaching Nature Conservation through Apps

There are times when the only way to get your message across is through a channel that’s familiar to your audience. Considering that having a smartphone is the norm in most cities, it’s logical to use this medium to spread awareness about abstract concepts like nature conservation. It might sound ironic, given that man’s tech … Continue reading Teaching Nature Conservation through Apps

Universal Basic Income a Farm Subsidy Solution?

N.b This post was originally published in Countrysquire Magazine. With the signing of Article 50 imminent, land management subsidies will surely form at least part of the pre-Brexit debates. I have seen several articles published in the past few weeks in various papers, magazine and blogs discussing the concepts of both automation and universal basic … Continue reading Universal Basic Income a Farm Subsidy Solution?

Switch your search engine: an easy way to save the planet?

On average, Google processes over 6.5 billion searches per day and over 67% of our overall searches go through their system. Their closest competitor, Bing processes just over 870 million searches per day. Whenever we click on an ad through these searches we send advertising cash to the company. If only there was a company … Continue reading Switch your search engine: an easy way to save the planet?