Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 5/7/2018.
“I’m down for this.” Me, about eliminating food waste
Food waste is no bueno, and the agricultural industry is constantly seeking ways to elimate it. Cue precision agriculture. Forbes covered a study by McKinsey and Company that states “Food loss and wastes cost about $940 Billion and have a carbon footprint of 4.4 Gt CO2-equivalent which is more than eight percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions.” Guess what though… 795 million people still go hungry every year. Precision agriculture can help cut back on both. Think cool technology and innovation like drones, automation, GMOs, increasing sustainability and yields of crops… the list goes on. Nice.
“Maybe next weekend…” When you can’t afford the gas to get there
Gas prices are higher, and experts are saying the only way is up. This article says that it’ll be the highest prices we’ve seen since summer 2014. Womp. Who else is staying home?
“A bagel would never do this.” Everyone suffering the wrath of lettuce
E.coli is no joke. Especially when it attacks you via foods like spinach (no one liked you to begin with). Now, scientists are looking at new ways to catch foodborne bacteria in real time, like E.coli and salmonella. This video dives into the story more.
Picture of the week.
This little Maryland dairy babe loves her cow. We are on the saaaame page, sister!