Category: Agriculture

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Globalization, Food, and Resilience

Anthony Faiola, writing for the Washington Post, discusses why globalization hasn’t fulfilled the hope that it would end world food shortages and the devastation such shortages bring [“Where Every Meal Is a

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Cultivating the Right Biofuel

The news has been filled lately with reports of food shortages and rising prices. There have been reports of food hording, even in the United States. In response, places like Costco and

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The Seeds of Resilience

Back in June 2006, I wrote a post that discussed, in part, the fact that work had begun on a huge vault on the Norwegian island of Svalbard to house seeds from

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Food as Medicine

Finding easy and inexpensive ways to provide prophylactic medications to people (especially children) in developing countries remains a goal for those involved with global health issues. Preventing diseases is much cheaper than

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Fertilizing to End Famine

One of the continuing debates in the environmental world is about the use of fertilizer. Some environmentalists lament that fertilizers are actually killing the land they are supposed to enrich and that

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Growing Rice in Africa

Famine and hunger are twin plagues for much of the African continent. They are also two of the reasons that those areas remain in grinding poverty. The requirement to mount new food

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