Singapore is an island city-state teeming with people, but not enough arable land to feed them without relying heavily on imports. But that's changing. Panasonic is producing 81 tons of fresh greens annually under LED lights in a Singapore warehouse – and it wants to do even more.
At a time when climate change has the potential to threaten our food supplies, farmers can use all the help they can get. A competition arranged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Council Lead Partner Microsoft yielded several innovative ways to ensure a sustainable, resilient food supply -- and they all relied on open data.
Food production is a major issue for cities, whether they’re tackling environmental goals or just trying to make sure their citizens have enough to eat. Check out new approaches from Cisco, Microsoft, Veolia and others that are putting more sustainable food on the table.
A Maryland county just outside urban Washington, D.C. is taking on what could be one of the most innovative projects in agriculture: establishing a living laboratory for Internet of Things technology geared specifically to help farmers use data as a way to become more productive and profitable.