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Breeding a healthier livestock industry

Breeding a healthier livestock industry

Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin Animal scientist Temple Grandin is renowned for both her autism activism and her work to protect animal welfare in the livestock industry. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, she has authored or coauthored more than 30 books

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A shorter path from farm to table

Putting greenhouse farms near big city supermarkets should be the next local food movement, according to BrightFarms founder Paul Lightfoot. Paul Lightfoot Paul Lightfoot’s personalized license plate says it all: EFISHENT. It’s a quality he honed when the former retail software developer helped very large corporations eliminate waste, time and energy in their supply chains.

In the pink: Speeding up crop growth

Tokyo plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura envisions a world of “pinkhouses” that use special LED lighting to drastically reduce growing time. Shigeharu Shimamura When Shigeharu Shimamura was a teenager in skyscraper-bound Tokyo, he had a vision of the future of agriculture. Indoor farms—fully enclosed, fully controlled facilities known as “plant factories” in Japan—would rise up throughout