Technology

Carbon farming is gaining ground … but not fast enough

Rasmus Bjerre-Edberg Strategic Business Development Lead, Agreena The opportunity for farmers to simultaneously capture carbon and improve their incomes is spreading in agricultural communities across the European continent and beyond. But a new report says the shift is “far too slow” and must speed up or risk “destroying the planet”. Toby Simpson thinks more could …

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Sustainable food: how can ecolabels help transform entire value chains?

By Laura Nolan and Cliona Howie, Foundation Earth With sustainability being placed higher and higher on consumers’ agendas, people are turning to high-emitting industries to ask how they are playing their part in reducing environmental impacts on the planet. The food industry alone accounts for one third of emissions globally – and with population rising, …

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Small Robot Co launches robot services to 50 farms this autumn

A major milestone for our small robots: our Tom monitoring robots will be set to work this Autumn. 50 farms will become home to our sustainable robots, delivering our first services for Per Plant Farming: applications by exception. These autonomous scanning robots will help farmers make informed decisions on how to take action, cutting herbicides …

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This paper suggests a new way of assessing the environmental impacts of supermarket food. Plant-based foods have the lowest environmental impacts. More nutritious foods are often more sustainable By University of Oxford News Team A study estimating the environmental impact of 57,000 food products in the UK and Ireland has been published by an Oxford-led research …

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XAVER: Robot System For Planting And Accurate Documentation

After successfully completing the multi-year research project MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms) in collaboration with the Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the EU research funding, AGCO and Fendt decided to develop the robot project up to series-production readiness for the Fendt brand. The entire system, including small robots operating in swarms and a cloud-based …

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