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DailyDirt: Feeding More People Sustainably

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The modern food supply isn't as efficient as it probably should be. People are over-fishing the oceans and relying too much on monoculture crops and artificial pesticides/fertilizers to keep up with the market demand for various kinds of food. But it's hard to convince a massive number of people to limit their intake of things like meat (and politically deadly as well). Technology will help boost food production for a while, and here are just a few links on some methods that farmers could adopt. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    mischab1, Jun 20th, 2014 @ 5:31pm

    Wheat, you mean that thing with gluten that is poison to a bunch of people now-days? :p

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    DB (profile), Jun 20th, 2014 @ 8:15pm

    An increasing number of the food-aware are insisting on natural whole-grain gluten-free products.

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    RonKaminsky (profile), Jun 21st, 2014 @ 9:52am

    No problem

    We all know that organic foods don't contain "chemicals", and gluten is a chemical, so that must mean that organic wheat is gluten-free!


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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, Jun 23rd, 2014 @ 3:27am

    Re: Wheat

    Yeah, wheat, the first crop that turned our species from nomad hunter-gatherers into settled farmers on the path to civilization.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2014 @ 5:22am

    Re: Re: Wheat

    Increasingly research is showing how ruinous refined carbohydrates like wheat are to the body. We built civilization right alongside a poison.

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jun 23rd, 2014 @ 5:39am

    Re: Re: Re: Wheat

    Not to mention that a solid argument can be made that agriculture itself was man's biggest mistake.

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jun 23rd, 2014 @ 10:21am


    "natural whole-grain gluten-free products"

    There's no such thing. Gluten is a normal and natural part of the grain. If you want a grain product to be gluten-free, you have to remove it, which makes it a processed product and no longer "whole grain".

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