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Davos 2018: Technology Can Help Transform Our Food Systems -- Just In Time

FORBES  World Economic Forum, Contributor by Sarita Nayyar and Sunil Sanghvi -- Imagine a world where your smartphone could scan an avocado and provide real-time information on its freshness, nutritional content, its carbon footprint and where and how it was grown. Imagine a world where smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America could leverage the power of big data to produce the right quantity and quality of food for the market, thus earning more income to support their families?

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The Detoxifying Power Of Beets

#MealsThatHeal   “The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. 
Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets. 
The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip...
 The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn...

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Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style

THE NEW YORK TIMES    By KIM SEVERSON     OCTOBER 16, 2017 MEMPHIS — It’s easy to understand why some people in this town of soul music and dry-rub ribs don’t know what to make of the tall tech billionaire in a big white cowboy hat who has been opening restaurants and buying up hundreds of acres of land that used to grow cotton. Kimbal Musk, 45, got rich working in tech alongside his older brother, Elon. Now he wants to do for food what his brother has done for electric cars and space travel. Although Mr. Musk has food ventures humming along in Colorado, where he lives, as well as in big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles, he has become...

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