Add weed killing to the list of things the robotic age may change in the near future. Big name chemical companies, who produce the herbicides vital for mass agriculture, are making plans that might affect not just farmers but the billions of dollars in equipment that delivers their product to the fields.
Here’s a provocative post from Felix Salmon on why local self-sufficiency is preferable to free trade in the context of agricultural production.
Via NR, the author of “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-Intellectuals” unloads another broadside against critics of modern agriculture.
Blake Hurst takes the “agri-intellectuals” to task. I think he does make quite a few good points. I’m not an agri-intellectual myself, nor do I know a great deal about food in general beyond what I like and what I like to cook. I do know that when my wife shops at the natural foods…