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Food Federalization

or Why we need more local proudness. Food is central in building civilizations. Grains and staple crops have been crucial in the development and growth of ancient empires and entire modern nations. The United States wouldn’t be number one without the #2 Yellow Corn and soybeans. But a time for a new civilization seems to […]

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Farming, Food and Data

How are farmers keeping track of their data? Is that data secure and independent? Are they blocked and hostage of a certain provider? I believe that the next revolution in farming is going to be based on a distributed network of local, sustainable and responsible food hubs. But to get to this reality there are […]

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Can we open source farming?

The more I learn and work in the field and in the technology that will work on the field, the more I found that farming needs open source tools. From protocols and equipment, to digital tools. As one of the oldest professions of the Antropocene, agriculture has evolved from the transmission of knowledge from generation […]

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Robotics+biology is the future of Agriculture

Please keep your WholeFoods Heirloom tomatoes for the end of the article. The World is facing a great challenge. We need to reduce our carbon footprint, but at the same time keep producing the same or more amount of food, and distributing it around the world. Globalization and the Internet make us know each other […]

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The Barn-sized Vending Machine

If we don’t have to go to the supermarket, how are we going to get our food? It’s going to look very different than what we have today. I imagine in the future we will pick (or get delivered) a subscription box that will contain all our basic needs in terms of food. It will […]

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The supermarket experience is obsolete

In 20 years we will think back of supermarkets and will ask ourselves, why it took us that long to replace it? Was the internet too slow? The supermarket experience is completely inadequate for the 21st century. Let me walk you to the process – in case you have not visited a supermarket in the […]

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Fiction Food

¿Qué comerán nuestros nietos?

Asumamos que voy a tener nietos. O que al menos van a existir otros humanos en sus treintas en el año 2060. Eso espero. Ahora, digamos que van a necesitar de sustento para mantenerse vivos, pues asumimos que siguen siendo humanos (si, las mascotas de Minecraft para ti son como hijos, pero quiero concentrarme en […]

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What I think about Food Production and Distribution chains inefficiency. A Response

This article is a response/commentary to What Silicon Valley Doesn’t Understand About Agriculture Great articles are the ones that call you to action, challenge your ideas and/or refresh you with new knowledge. I think this is true for this article. Look, I am writing a response to it! The main driver of the article is […]

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FoodNet, the “cloud” in the land

Have you ever heard of the term “the cloud”? Maybe, in phrases like: “Save it in the cloud” or “Is backed up in the cloud“? This cloud is nothing more than a distributed network of data-centers that allow faster replication, lower latency and almost-instant recovery. During the last 60 years, agriculture has been a field […]

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Granjero de nombre

El origen de mi nombre es “Granjero” y hasta el día de hoy pensé que no ser un agricultor era una afrenta directa al nombre que recibí al nacer. Una deshonra. Intenté encontrar mi camino hacia la tierra, me concentré en aprender desde lo teórico tanto como pude sobre la tarea del agro. Trabajé por […]