Tag: Agriculture

China’s ‘No 1 document’: Beijing steps up focus on food | Incredible Solutions Tech

China points to ‘instability of the external situation’ in latest rural policy blueprint, urges boost in domestic seed supplies. China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after...

Indoor farming gains ground amid pandemic, climate challenges | Incredible Solutions Tech

Investors used to brush off Amin Jadavji’s pitch to buy Elevate Farms’ vertical growing technology and produce stacks of leafy greens indoors with artificial light. “They would say, ‘This is great, but it sounds like a science experiment,’” said Jadavji, CEO of Toronto, Canada-based Elevate. Now, indoor farms are...

US farmers won’t see a year as profitable as 2020 for a decade | Incredible Solutions Tech

Federal aid payments accounted for more than a third of US farmers’ $121.1bn in net income last year. U.S. farmers won’t see another year as profitable as 2020 for at least a decade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected Tuesday. Farm profits soared to their highest level in seven years...

BJP deploys its majoritarian tactics against India’s farmers | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Four layers of barricades, permanent cemented walls on highways, trenches, concertina wires and roads embedded with spikes – this is how New Delhi, the national capital of India is being fortified on its borders which separate it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Hordes of police...

India legislators move to rival Koo as row with Twitter | Incredible Solutions Tech

India has rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey local laws, even as Indian legislators urged their followers to switch to a homegrown rival, Koo. India has ordered Twitter to remove more...

India’s farmer protests: Grabbing the headlines, taking a | Incredible Solutions Tech

How the farmer protests in India are not just a political problem but also a PR problem for the Modi government. Source link...

Indian farmers launch nationwide highway blockade | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Tens of thousands of farmers are demonstrating against laws they say benefit large private buyers at their expense. Tens of thousands of protesting Indian farmers have blockaded highways across the country as the United Nations called on authorities and protesters to exercise “maximum restraint”. The farmers held a three-hour...

US annual trade deficit largest since 2008 financial crisis | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The gap in the trade of goods and services widened to $678.7bn in 2020 from $576.9bn in 2019, the US Department of Commerce said. The U.S. last year posted its biggest annual trade deficit since 2008 as the global health crisis depressed export markets for American companies. The gap...

The Big Tech takeover of agriculture is dangerous | | Incredible Solutions Tech

On January 15, Liu Jin, a 45-year-old driver for Alibaba’s food delivery platform in the Chinese city of Taizhou, set himself on fire in protest over unpaid wages. “I want my blood and sweat money back,” Mr Liu said in a video shared widely over social media. Meanwhile, across...

India equates Red Fort chaos with Capitol riots after US | Incredible Solutions Tech

Foreign ministry compares storming of the historic fort by farmers to storming of US Capitol by ex-President Trump’s supporters. India’s foreign ministry has compared the storming of the historic Red Fort complex by protesting farmers in New Delhi on January 26 to the violence at the United States’ Capitol...

Beyond the Beirut explosion: The many dangers of ammonium | Incredible Solutions Tech

On August 4, 2020, nearly 2,750 tonnes of improperly stored ammonium nitrate exploded in the seaport in Beirut, killing more than 200 people, injuring more than 6,000, and displacing thousands from their homes. As Beirut residents still await answers from the official investigation, it is important not to brush...

Indian celebrities back gov’t on protests amid global | Incredible Solutions Tech

Several Indian celebrities, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a host of Bollywood stars, have supported the government after pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg made social media comments about the months-long farmer protests. Rihanna, who has more than 100 million Twitter followers, wrote “why aren’t we...

Indian celebrities back gov’t on protests amid global | Incredible Solutions Tech

Several Indian celebrities, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a host of Bollywood stars, have supported the government after pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg made social media comments about the months-long farmer protests. Rihanna, who has more than 100 million Twitter followers, wrote “why aren’t we...

Why India’s farmer protests are resonating in the US | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Images of thousands of farmers streaming into India’s capital on tractors and carrying banners to decry potentially devastating changes in agricultural policy can seem a world away, but the protests in New Delhi raise issues that resonate in the United States and have led to dramatic change in rural...

India’s Modi breaks silence on months-long farm law protests | | Incredible Solutions Tech

India will push on with sweeping agriculture reform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as he criticises last week’s deadly violence. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort last week caused “insult” to the country and that his government will push on...