Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Links +

Eggplant and Tomatoes 1926 Charles Demuth

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
  1. Top 10 Nutritional Trends for 2017; Mocktails, healthy fats and grassfed everything | Natural Grocers
  2. How 'Open Source' Seed Producers From the U.S. to India Are Changing Global Food Production. Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. | Alternet-Ensia
  3. Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast | IPS
  4. Urban Agriculture in Helsinki, Finland, with photos | Focus on Geography
  5. U.S. Sweet Potato Production Swells | USDA
  6. Over 30 million chickens culled in Korea due to bird flu attributed to factory farming | The Korea Herald
  7. Injection System Designed for Variable Rate Irrigation, Fertigation, Chemigation | AgPro
  8. Winter Vegetables from Hoop Houses near Washington D.C. at the markets - a growing trend | WTop
  9. Syngenta announces it has reached agreements with ethanol plants, from Arizona to Ohio, with a combined total capacity of nearly 2 billion gallons made from Enogen corn. | AgPro
  10. Longmont's HerdDogg to debut 'Fitbit' for cows at National Western Stock Show; Social media savvy app helping bring precision agriculture to beef, dairy producers | Daily Camera
  11. Kimbal Musk — Elon's brother — just opened a shipping container farm compound in New York City | Business Insider
  12. A new video series by the Practical Farmers of Iowa called "Rotationally Raised" | Practical Farmers of Iowa
  13. Rewriting the Code of Life; Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases. | The New Yorker
  14. Mekong farmers earn large profits from giant freshwater prawns | Seafood Source
  15. NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming | TWCC
  16. Sustainable fishing increases carbon emissions, a "catch 22" | Food Navigator
  17. Studies on chicken intelligence, social development and emotions - intelligent, caring, complex | Eurekalert!
  18. Advancements in microgreens growing by Grow-Tech using Hemp Felt | Horti Daily
  19. California almond industry boosts discussions about honeybees; growers encouraged to plant more cover crops to aid in bee forage opportunities | Western Farm Press
  20. High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars | Phys.org

HEALTH PICK: Aspirin, a wonder-drug | Harvard Health

THIS WEEK'S VIDEO: The Story of the Chinese Farmer by Alan Watts

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  1. I've heard the Alan Watts story before, and it succinctly illustrates the complexity he later point out.

    In this vein, here's my favorite >
    'Live gracefully with uncertainty.' - Tom Campbell

    1. I had heard it before, too. It's the kind of thing one doesn't mind hearing again, though, eh?

    2. Nope. Thanks for it, too.