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How to feed the world | NYTimes


curated by | October 15, 2013

“The question “How will we feed the world?” implies that we have no choice but to intensify industrial agriculture, with more high-tech seeds, chemicals and collateral damage. Yet there are other, better options. … Small landholders can produce more food (and more kinds of food) with fewer resources and lower transportation costs (which means a lower carbon footprint), while providing greater food security, maintaining greater biodiversity, and even better withstanding the effects of climate change.”

John Payne‘s insight:

Robotics offers a path to replication of the best practices of gardening on the scale of industrial agriculture. We have only to pursue that end as a goal.

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