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Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from simply eating the food they’ve purchased. Of these 48 million people affected, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die simply from eating the wrong food. But Big Data might be able to alter these damning statistics. Food producers and transporters are now

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Data ScienceNews

Intel is spearheading projects to improve food and water security in California. California is a particularly apt place to start; agriculture in the region is a $46.3 billion industry, and they’re world leaders in avocado and almond production. But they’re also facing a devastating drought; nearly one third of their

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Intel announced recently that it will be tackling two global challenges with Big Data — one project looks at irrigation and the other at snow mapping. Irrigation and Farming Intel’s irrigation project — named ‘Precision Farming’ — will attempt to perfect farming techniques by placing sensors in crops and other

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Big Data is permeating Australia. We recently reported on how Big Data is being used to improve efficiency in Australia’s mining industry, and to predict crime hotspots. Now, Sense-T, a data analysis project in Tasmania, are using existing datasets to transform Australian agriculture. “We are looking at repurposing production optimisation

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IBM announced on Thursday that it would be collaborating with The Flint River Partnership to deploy a data-driven method to increase “agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent.” The goal of the partnership is to use big data tools to analyse large volumes of meteorological, geographical and historical data, which

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Last week, CropiIn Technology Solutions, an Agriculture technology provider, raised funding from Invested Development. It is said that the money invested in the company will be used to improve its technology, hire more talent and explore opportunities in new markets like Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines. Although CropIn did

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BioConsortia, an agricultural biotechnology company that uses a proprietary Accelerated Microbe Selection (AMS) process to assess the beneficial microbial consortia for crop improvement, will be coming out of stealth mode on Monday. The company, currently headqaurtered in Davis, California, will sell its microbe solution as a treatment for crop seeds

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