Why Venture Capital Likes Modular Farming

March 10, 2019

Modular farming is becoming more than just a goal for social impact organizations interested in sustainability. Modular farming, which is growing crops in self-contained, movable units so they can thrive in difficult climates, is becoming more than just a sustainability goal for social impact...

If Manhattan Was a Farm

February 02, 2016

Cities are the ultimate space-savers. Once you own chickens, everything starts to look different. When I happen upon a picture of Guantanamo Bay, for instance, I can’t help but see the gleaming barbed wire-enclosed prisonscape as the ultimate man-sized coop. It’s the tops in terms of...

Health Per Acre – The Real Wealth of Farmers (Part 3/3)

April 08, 2013

What are the Risks to Human Health if use of Chemical is not Restricted Pesticides target harmful pests along with useful insects. This results in disappearance of useful insect species such as honey bee. Evidence suggests that the number of honey bee colonies dropped in US farmland by 57% from...

Health Per Acre – The Real Wealth of Farmers (Part 2/3)

April 04, 2013

The analysis done in the previous issue points at the opportunity cost of practicing Industrial farming which is equal to the cost of increased amount of nutrition produced through ecologically intensive organic farming. Although stock markets were flooded with excess of a few food commodities, the...

Health Per Acre – The Real Wealth of Farmers (Part 1/3)

March 27, 2013

The introduction of chemicals and, thereby, progression to chemical intensive conventional farming led to simultaneous development of two types of trends in Indian agriculture- that of investing huge sums of money in seeds, fertilizers to nourish these seeds, and pesticides to protect them, and...