Efita Newsletter 1021, dated January 10, 2022

Efita Newsletter 1021, dated January 10, 2022
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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), January 10, 2021

EFITA newsletter / 1021 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Do not miss the Virus Jokes in English and French

Blagues de janvier – février 2021
Coronavirus 1 
Coronavirus 3
Ant joke
Virus 1
Virus 3
Virus 5 
Histoires drôles de l'oncle Paul (Jamet)
Dernières histoires de Michel Gil-Antoli
Et encore... 
Et celles de mars-avril 2021
Special "Biblical studies"
Celles de juillet 2021 en français et en anglais, dont 17 sur le virus en bas de page)
Blague d'octobre 2021
Suite des blagues d'octobre 2021
Blagues de décembre 2021
(22 in English, 13 de P. Jamet)
Coronavirus 2
Coronavirus 4
Virus et autres sujets
Virus 2
Virus 4
Virus 6
Histoires drôles de Georges Larroque

Les dernières histoires de Jean Pinon
Et encore

Tout sur le vaccin
Celles de mail 2021
Celles de juin 2021
Celles d'août

Celles de septembre
Le dico de Paul J.
Blagues de novembre 2021 (quelques nouvelles)

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EIP-AGRI Focus Group call for experts

Apply by Tuesday 11 January 2022
Do you have practical experience or specific knowledge on:
- Sustainable ways to reduce the use of pesticides in pome and stone fruit production
- Digital tools for sustainable nutrient management
- Water: Nature-Based Solutions for water management under climate change
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Naïo's vineyard robot TED hits the US at CES 2022

Naïo Technologies, the French expert in autonomous Ag robots has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and 60,000 hours of operations under real conditions. The company is scaling up its development now: next January, its vineyard robot will be presented exclusively to the American market at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. Named CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree in the Robotics category, TED intends to confirm the relevance of the Robot as a Service – RaaS - model to Californian partners in search of solutions to reduce pesticide use and address labor issues.

>>> TED the vineyard robot selected at CES 2022

Naïo Technologies has been active in the United States since 2019 with Dino, its mechanical weeding robot for vegetables. The company is now taking things to the next level and CES 2022 will provide a showcase for its international opening.
"Labor issues and the need to reduce the use of pesticides are global challenges", explains Ingrid Sarlandie, COO for Naïo Technologies. "With its autonomous agricultural robots Oz,

Dino and Ted, Naïo addresses these issues to ensure a sustainable agricultural production in phase with people and the environment".
TED is participating in the global innovation show for the first time and is among the honorees for the CES Innovation Award 2022 with dozens of innovation leaders in robotics for a more sustainable agriculture.
>>> TED in “RaaS” mode for US customers as of January 2022

From January 2022 onwards, TED will be commissioned and will run demos on the RaaS - Robot as a Service - model for new customers in California. RaaS will allow wine-growers to enjoy economic benefits while quickly addressing the labor shortage they face, and it is a strong market demand.
With 60,000 operating hours to its credit, Naïo is now looking to leverage its extensive experience with new customers for the vineyard.

"In France, TED is already at work for big brands such as Hennessy and Grands Chais de France", adds Julien Laffont, Strategy and Development Manager at Naïo Technologies. “We have acquired a great deal of expertise on American soil with Dino: now that we have eight robots in service and over 5,000 hectares weeded, it is time for Naïo to expand its presence in the United States on the wine-growing market with TED, but also with our historical robot Oz which is about to become available throughout the United States thanks to a distribution network that is currently being deployed”.

A Naïo USA office already well established with a team of 14 people.

In response to a local market and to growing demands, Naïo has consolidated an office in the United States in Salinas, California.

Today, it is a team of 14 people who work in a territory covering the whole of California, all the way down to Arizona. With Ingrid Sarlandie recently joining the team as Chief Operation Officer (COO), Naïo US reinforces its positioning:

"Naïo Technologies is the TESLA of agricultural robotics", says Ingrid Sarlandie.

>>> New robots for 2022

CES 2022 marked the beginning of a year filled with new developments for Naïo Technologies. New robots will complement its existing range of three, with the promise of a controlled, proven and easy-to-use navigation and to its patented safety system.

The team will be strengthened by new hires, in order to meet the growing demand.

See cerebral-overload.com

Contact: Gwendoline LEGRAND
E-mail: gwendoline(a)laluciole-com.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: Chasseurs dans la neige, 1565, par Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien


30th Mediterranean IEEE Conference on Control and Automation, MED’22

Tuesday, June 28 is devoted to Tutorials and Workshops, followed by the three-day technical conference on June 29-30 and July 1 - ATHENS
See med-control.org
Contact: Nick SIGRIMIS
E-mail: ns(a)aua.gr

Control Intelligence in Agriculture 4.0, by Nick Sigrimis

Sustainability is the process of maintaining all dynamic changes in a well-balanced environment, where the exploitation of resources is presumed for humanitarian needs considering the presence and the future on a suitable significance. In this regard we expect that technological development will advance current and future potential to meet human needs. Substantial advancements and innovations in sensing, informatics, control, and automation technologies, along with projected higher food demand, are rapidly transforming agriculture into a major industry sector.
See med-control.org/

Our first EFITA inquiry into ICT (Internet) Adoption by farmers was at the workshop in Alberese (IT), 1999…

One result of the workshop was the initiation of the Efita ICT Adoption Questionnaire.

The questionnaire (8 questions) was shared and filled out at each of the following EFITA conferences.


In addition, it was distributed and shared within several other annual conferences held by AFITA, WCCA and some relevant international ICT Adoption courses.

The responses to these questionnaires eventually matured into the public domain with an e-book with comments, summaries and insights, an empty questionnaire being appended to it.

Book accessing stats can be reviewed via the ResearchGate App (thousands of accesses).

Current 2021-2022 weekly stats range in the tens including identification of specific issues preferences. Early on it became apparent that the e-book was not a “what to do” manual but a preface to prepare alleviating ICT Innovation constraints.

With this in mind, it now might be an opportune option to take a 25 years overview of these constraints. Mainly the rapid and constant innovating ICT in Agriculture, the impact on Rural Development and related public policies. Perhaps even a thought to share and challenge for the upcoming EFITA 2023 conference?

With personal regards and hope for good health,

Contact: Ehud GELB
E-mail: ehud.gelb(a)mail.huji.ac.il

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: L'été : la pause par Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien


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How Computer Vision Is Fast Becoming the Backbone of Next-Generation Agronomy

Visual sensors will be crucial to help the entire industry meet the food demands of a growing global population. VISION Conference experts will weigh in on this important topic.
See precisionag.com

AgroScout Acquires the Assets of TerrAvion to Broaden its Imagery Data Management for Agriculture

AgroScout now manages more agricultural projects in the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico.
See precisionag.com

Greeneye Technology to Expand Commercial Launch of AI Precision Spraying System

A $22 million funding round will be used to support Greeneye’s roll-out across North America and extend the technology’s capabilities to new inputs and crops.
See precisionag.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: Le paysan et le voleur de nids par Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien


R.J. O'Brien Introduces Enhanced Hrvyst Ag Tech Platform for Commercial Grain Industry

The cloud-based, scalable platform enables users in the commercial grain industry to digitally streamline grain origination, merchandising, and automated hedging.
See precisionag.com

AGCO Agrees to Acquire Appareo Systems

Appareo delivers solutions focused on communication, monitoring, sensing, tracking, and controlling devices and systems.
See precisionag.com


> Paving the path for autonomy, at last
Will 2022 finally be the year for the breakthrough of autonomous farm machinery? It’s been claimed many times before but now there’s apparent signs pointing that way for real.
> Autonomous tractors: John Deere launches autonomous tractor
John Deere introduced an 8R Series tractor, equipped with John Deere cultivator and GPS, that can operate fully autonomously.

> Field robots: NEXAT redesigning versatility, reducing field traffic
German ag-tech developer NEXAT wants one machine to rule them all – all field tasks, that is.

> Precision fertilizing: High fertiliser prices, more precision
High fertiliser prices are a very serious issue right now. This lends urgency for the development of products that provide more precise application.

> Electric weeding: New Holland XPower XPN: Electric weeding solution for vineyards
New Holland and AGXTEND present the XPower XPN concept, an electric weeding solution for narrow vineyards.

> Connectivity: Australian tech to provide farm-wide wi-fi
Tractors and trucks will become moving wi-fi devices as part of a new Australian research collaboration to provide farm-wide internet coverage.

> Drones: XAG reveals new generation ag drones and field robot
XAG launched the XAG P50 and P100 Agricultural Drone, XAG M500 and M2000 Remote Sensing Drone, and the updated XAG R150 Unmanned Ground Vehicle.

See futurefarming.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: Le printemps, 1565, Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien


Our system automatically collects satellite or drone images, weather data and specific information harvested by soil, crop, and other sensors. With additional user input from daily farming management, SatFarming calculation engine provides – in seconds – accurate and valuable insights previously unattainable.

Fast, easy and powerful, our software gives users real-time feedback to adjust daily decisions, plan and schedule upcoming farming milestones, and allow forecasting for long-term planning and variety choices.
See satfarming.com

Numerical spatialized weather data comparison with official institutes data, by Xavier Bailleau

Weather data are the most important component in crop growth and development, usually in crop modelling we use daily weather data from weather stations records.Two kinds of weather stations are available: One from national institutes like Meteo France and another one from personal weather stations like Sencrop for my case.

The last ones allow to use very local data close to the crop fields.The objective of this post is to compare an API from NASA to download spatialized calculated weather data (temperature) and data from Meteo France institute or from my local weather station.Temperature will be studied first, as it is the most relevant data to run crop model and simulate crop growth to forecast phenological stages.The final purpose of this work is to be able to donwload weather data on a daily frequence using geolocalized grids over a country like France and forecast crop growth stages on a country level
.See satfarming.com

Our foodtech & agtech portfolio? Learn more about investing in AgFunder's $75m-$100m Fund IV

Based in Silicon Valley, AgFunder's one of the most active foodtech and agtech VCs globally. Since launching our first fund in 2017, our funds have consistently surpassed the top-quartile threshold for published VC performance and we frequently coinvest with other top VCs including a16z, Bessemer, DCVC, Khosla, First Round, Foundation, Sequoia, True, and TPG.

While we are a pure-returns focused fund, sustainability and impact form a core part of our thesis, and all of the companies in our portfolio are advancing at least one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in some way.

Fund IV is targeted to be a $75m - $100m fund with a primary focus on Seed and Series A foodtech and agtech companies that have the potential to become the next generation of iconic companies in the sector.
See agfunder.com

John Deere unveils its first commercially available, fully autonomous tractor, AFN, by Jack Ellis

- John Deere has officially unveiled its first commercially available, fully autonomous tractor at this week’s CES convention in Las Vegas.
- The US farm equipment manufacturer will begin shipping the driverless version of its 8R row crop tractor during the second half of the year.
- Deere is yet to decide if it will sell units outright, lease them, or offer them as part of a subscription package so farmers can upgrade as hardware and software is updated, chief technology officer Jahmy Hindman told Reuters.
See agfundernews.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: Weeding / désherbage : Onkruid wieden op het land, Antonie Wierix (II) (possibly), after Marten van Cleve (I), after Willem van Haecht (I), 1565 - before 1604 - Rijksmuseum


Bioenergy Devco is ‘future-proofed’ for the coming hydrogen economy, says CEO AFN, by Jack Ellis

Towards the end of last year, US-based Bioenergy Devco closed a $100 million funding round led by Texan alternative asset manager Irradiant Partners.

The Annapolis, Maryland-based company builds and operates anaerobic digesters, which use micro-organisms to convert organic waste such as food and ag byproducts into fuel, fertilizer, and other useful commodities.

Bioenergy Devco’s technology ‘traps’ methane, carbon dioxide, and other outputs from the decomposition of organic waste so they can be transformed into biogas. The solid remnants of the digestion process — called digestate — can be used by farmers as a soil amendment.

AFN recently caught up with Bioenergy Devco founder and CEO Shawn Kreloff (SK) to find out more about the company’s technology and its plans for the immediate future.
See agfundernews.com

Off-season 'cover' crops expand as U.S. growers eye low-carbon future, Reuters, by Karl Plume

Illinois farmer Jack McCormick planted 350 acres of barley and radishes last fall as part of an off-season crop that he does not intend to harvest. Instead, the crops will be killed off with a weed killer next spring before McCormick plants soybeans in the same dirt.

The barley and radishes will not be used for food, but Bayer AG will pay McCormick for planting them as the so-called cover crops will generate carbon offset credits for the seeds and chemicals maker.
See reuters.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory (?????): De egger, 1925, van Jan Altink (1885 – 1971), . Particuliere collectie


Freedom to tinker: The UK is liberalising rules around gene-edited crops, by  Jacob Dykes

Few consumed crops today are free of human meddling. Now, the UK is liberalising the rules around gene-edited cropsIn the wake of the UK’s departure from the EU, a change is coming. On 29 September, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced that by the end of 2021, researchers planning to conduct field trials of gene-edited plants will no longer be required to submit lengthy and expensive risk assessments.

Many scientists believe that the change will bolster the nation’s capabilities in food-security research amid rapid environmental change.
See geographical.co.uk

These Were the Worst Predictions About 2021, by Peter Coy

Bitcoin, Tesla, the Suez Canal, the Mars helicopter — people got a lot wrong...

The pandemic’s true death toll

Our daily estimate of excess deaths around the world.
See economist.com

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory (?????): The Farmyard, by Willem Jacobus Boogaard (1842–1887), Buxton Museum & Art Gallery


Engineered bacteria could boost corn yields. Gene-edited microbe offer continuous nitrogen fixation
In the new study, Pivot Bio explained the biology behind its corn-specific nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which launched commercially in 2019.

“The goal here is to have a microbe that provides nitrogen with the same reliability and access that a synthetic fertilizer would provide,” says Keira Havens, Pivot Bio’s sustainability project manager and the study’s lead author.Pivot Bio created their modified microbes by starting with an isolate of a soil bacterium called Klebsiella variicola that selectively colonizes the outer surface of corn plants’ roots and potently performs biological nitrogen fixation.

Normally, the microbe suppresses its ability to perform this process when fixed nitrogen is already present. But the researchers deleted one of the two genes that controls this mechanism and moved a promoter within the genome so that nitrogen fixation capabilities stay on full-time. This allows growers to replace some of their fertilizer use with the altered microbe, which fixes 122 times more nitrogen than its naturally occurring counterpart..../...
See cen.acs.org

Eureka Moments: Professor Andrew Balmford, Cambridge University

In this video Prof. Andrew Balmford shows that it takes as intensive agriculture as possible where possible, to have the means to preserve biodiversity elsewhere… (GW)

Andrew Balmford's moment of discovery, which he shared with Professor Rhys Green, was the realization that the best way to conserve wild nature would almost certainly be to keep large areas of high-yielding agriculture completely separate from large areas of land completely committed to biodiversity conservation. This is known as land-sparing, in contrast to the alternative strategy of doing agriculture and conservation in more or less the same spatial area - land-sharing.
See Professor Andrew Balmford, Cambridge University

Perspective: This pesticide ‘research’ is short on data, big on hype, By Jack DeWitt, November 24, 2021

My region is finally getting some rain, after going seven months without any meaningful precipitation. Very welcome, and also gives me an excuse to stay indoors and tackle some of those magazines that have piled up on my desk over the summer.

I picked up a Scientific American that came last August and thumbed my way to page 12, where alarm bells rang. The two-page article was titled, Pesticides are Killing Our Soils. And the sub-title declared, “They harm worms, beetles and thousands of other vital subterranean species.” It was written by Nathan Donley, director for the Center for Biological Diversity, and Tari Gunstone, research assistant at the center.

When the word “pesticides” is used in Scientific American, it usually means bad hype for those of us who grow crops.
See agdaily.com

Google searches: cocktails / hangover (Source: Bloomberg newsletter)


US defense spending (impressive) (Source: Bloomberg newsletter)



The top 20 agrifoodtech AFN stories of 2021, AFN, by Jack Ellis

Today’s the last day of 2021 – which seems like just the right time to look back on the year’s top news stories, analysis, and opinion published by the AFN editorial team over the past 12 months.

We kicked off in January with a report revealing that formerly-married philanthropists Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates jointly own the largest private portfolio of farmland in the US.

This was the first in a flurry of connected top news stories about Gates and his agrifood interests; including our most-read report of the year, which detailed the Microsoft co-founder’s participation in a Reddit ‘ask me anything’ session where he discussed his farmland investments.

Other stories which racked up plenty of reads during the year included several which focused on incumbent ‘Big Ag’ and ‘Big Food’ corporates and their increasing involvement in the world of agrifoodtech: Cargill, John Deere, and McDonald’s were among those making the news.

What follows are the top 20 agrifoodtech headlines of 2021, as reported by the AFN team, published in 2020 listed by number of unique pageviews.

1. Bill Gates tells Reddit why he’s bought so much farmland, March 22

2. Bill & Melinda Gates revealed as largest private farmland owners in US, January 14

3. Beyond Meat signs global supply deals with McDonald’s, KFC & Pizza Hut, March 1

4. Vence raises $12m to enable rotational grazing with virtual electric fences, April 28

5. AppHarvest completes SPAC merger to go public at $1bn+ valuation, February 2

6. Cargill open-sources Splinter, its ‘blockchain-like’ supply chain software, January 18

7. Tractor retrofitter Augmenta raises $8m in Series A round led by CNH Industrial, March 23

8. This startup says its new laser-armed weeding robot is already sold out for 2021, April 13

9. Cargill, Microsoft join $17m round for carbon verification platform Regrow, August 17

10. Cargill CEO MacLennan says plant-based will ‘cannibalize’ its protein business, June 9

11. Self-driving electric tractor startup Monarch raises $20m Series A funding, March 16

12. Gates can create world’s biggest agrifoodtech testbed, but needs to win over farmers first, February 11

13. Bowery bags ‘biggest-ever’ vertical farming raise with $300m Series C, May 25

14. John Deere acquires Bear Flag Robotics for $250m, August 5, [Disclosure: AFN’s parent company, AgFunder, is an investor in Bear Flag Robotics]

15. Bushel acquires Cargill & ADM’s GrainBridge, October 12

16. Jai Kisan’s fintech for farmers nets $30m Series A from Mirae Asset, Syngenta, May 30

17. PastureMap merges with Soil Value Exchange to create Grassroots Carbon, April 15

18. Is this the fastest-growing vertical farming business in the world?, March 11

19. FluroSat acquires Dagan, becomes Regrow in ‘resilient ag’ & carbon push, February 22

20. IGS banks $58m to cement its place as the John Deere of vertical farming , November 4, [Disclosure: AgFunder is an investor in IGS]
See agfundernews.com

US global automobile sector: $3 trillion (Source: Bloomberg newsletter)


Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory:
Winter, by Henry Robert Robertson (1839–1921), Museums Sheffield


Have you ever wondered how a female brain works? It's not complicated, it works like that ...

Each of the little blue balls represents a thought about a thing to do, a decision to make, or a problem to solve.


And the man will you tell me? The man, him, has only 2 balls to manage, but they occupy all his thoughts ... We will not make a diagram of them.

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If we can make maternal deaths as rare as they are in the healthiest countries we can save almost 300,000 mothers each year

Women dying in pregnancy or childbirth was much more common in the past. In 1800 in Sweden and Finland, for instance, the maternal mortality rate was nearly 1-in-100. Today in those countries that rate is around 1-in-30,000—a drop of more than 99%.

But there are still very large inequalities across the world. A woman in Sierra Leone is 300–400 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than a woman in Sweden or Finland. Nearly 95% of maternal deaths occur in low and lower-middle income countries.

In this article from September 2019, we show that if we can make maternal deaths globally as rare as they are in the healthiest countries, we can save almost 300,000 mothers each year.

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: A Land Girl Ploughing by Cecil Aldin - Imperal War Museum London


Way to embrace the Christmas spirit, America!

People in the U.S. continue to give more to charity every year. In fact, charitable giving seems to have accelerated during the pandemic.

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory: Old Farmyard near Stirling, by George Reid (1841–1913), Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums


US car market: EV makers / traditional makers (Source: Bloomberg newsletter)


Covid-19 : a simple flu?
See mckinsey.com


Before electric lights, people lit their Christmas trees with candles

Unfortunately, this tradition led to countless horrific fires. By 1908, many insurance companies refused to cover fires started by Christmas trees.

Today, thanks to electric lights, we can light up the holiday season without risking our homes.

>>> Mourning, Merriment, and Hazardous History of Holiday Lights, by Chelsea Follett
See humanprogress.org

World's First Malaria Vaccine Gets WHO Backing, October 6, 2021, by Jason Beaubien

The world's arsenal against malaria just got a fancy new bazooka. But it's not the easiest weapon to deploy, it only hits its target 30 to 40% of the time, and it's not yet clear who's going to pay for it.
See npr.org

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children, By James Gallagher

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease.

Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants.

Having a vaccine - after more than a century of trying - is among medicine's greatest achievements.

The vaccine - called RTS,S - was proven effective six years ago.

Now, after the success of pilot immunisation programmes in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, the World Health Organization says the vaccine should be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high malaria transmission.

Brexit. ‘It won’t be easy’: the European exporters battling Brexit bureaucracy

Paperwork and Covid culminate in another year of headaches for food and wine producers.

For many French winemakers, the UK is such an important market – in terms of size and prestige – that they have been preparing meticulously.

“We anticipated this and have been preparing for a long time,” said Audrey Dokie, the logistics and sales administration manager at the Louis Moreau estate in Burgundy.

The historic, family-run vineyard exports chablis around the world, but the UK is its biggest market. “We do know that next year it’s going to get much more difficult in terms of the extra details that will be required on each label,” said Dokie. “It’s going to be a more complex logistics operation and it won’t be easy, but we’ll go ahead and manage it.

“Because we export worldwide, we’re used to adapting to rules, we have a flexibility. For much smaller winemakers it might be harder,” said Dokie.

Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of Les Domaines Paul Mas vineyards in the Languedoc region, said: “Winemakers are generally well-versed in administrative constraints, so we’ll get through this and continue exporting. That said, there will be increased costs and the consumer might end up paying more.”
See theguardian.com

Food Security and Genetic Engineering in Bangladesh: Representation, Ideology and Power Politics
By Sumon Chandra Shell, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka Asma Binti Hafiz, Department of English, Jagannath University, Dhaka
>>> Conclusion
Genetic Engineering has the potential to turn the jolty terrain of food access in Bangladesh into a plane field with sufficient, nutritious, less expensive, and equally distributed food for all the country’s people to meet their dietary needs.

The discrimination between the poor and rich farmers in maintaining chemical fertilizers, irrigation, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, and preservatives for cultivation is solvable by the GM seeds that are resistant to biotic and abiotic stress. Also, by inventing reproducible GM seeds, the sovereignty of the farmers can be ensured. Besides, the environmental concerns can be registered and resolved while preserving beneficial qualities of GE food if specific authorities are formed to regulate the production and distribution.

But, the intention of the policymakers to maintain the power strata by binding the hungry people in food security myth has deviated Genetic Engineering from its goal. The negative representation of genetically modified crops that are produced in Bangladesh has manipulated its social acceptance and has restricted its reach to both the poor farmers and people of low income. Religious ideologies, academic discourse, and media circulation have knitted myths around GMOs and thus have influenced civil society to consider them as inferior to expensive alternatives.

This has only strengthened the cultural hegemony of the elite and rich over the commoners and has upheld the interests of the large corporations selling insecticides, pesticides as well as GMO seeds.
See academia.edu

Wallbox revolución: tu coche cargado, cuando lo necesites (cargadores inteligentes para una sociedad localizada en Barcelona)

Con nuestras soluciones de carga en casa, repostar tu coche no supone ningún esfuerzo. Programa tu sesión de carga y tu VE comenzará a cargarse automáticamente mientras tu duermes o cenas. ¿Por qué perder el tiempo cuando puedes concentrarte en lo que es realmente importante en casa? Ahorra tiempo y dinero con Wallbox.

Las soluciones de carga inteligente Wallbox se aseguran de que la carga de tu coche en casa sea segura, rápida y que reduzca tus costes de electricidad.

> Control: Accede a tus datos de carga a través de la aplicación MyWallbox en tu teléfono o smartwatch y utiliza los trucos de carga que te damos para cargar más eficientemente.

> Diseño: Los cargadores Wallbox son tan bonitos como funcionales.

> Ahorro: Benefíciate de las horas donde la electricidad es más barata y programa la carga y ahorra dinero mientras duermes.

> Protección: Al cargar con Wallbox, estás protegiendo tu casa, la infraestructura eléctrica de tu comunidad y por lo tanto, a la gente que te rodea.
Ver wallbox.com

>>> Quasar: Más energía a tu disposición

El cargador Quasar de Wallbox se ha desarrollado para trasformar los vehículos eléctricos en fuentes de energía de gran potencia. La tecnología de carga bidireccional permite cargar y descargar tu vehículo eléctrico, por lo que tienes la posibilidad de alimentar tu hogar o la red de suministro con la batería del vehículo. Con Quasar, la batería de tu vehículo no se limita solo a la conducción, sino que también te aporta esa energía adicional en tu vida.

> Revolucionario:La tecnología bidireccional exclusiva de Quasar permite cargar y descargar el vehículo eléctrico, por lo que es posible utilizarlo como una unidad de almacenamiento de energía que reemplace o aumente la capacidad energética del hogar. Tu vehículo eléctrico puede servir como fuente de alimentación para el hogar o incluso llevar la energía de vuelta a la red (*Dependiendo de la compañía eléctrica).

> Innovador: Es el cargador de CC más ligero y pequeño del mundo y el único diseñado exclusivamente para el hogar. Es muy sencillo de manejar e incorpora funcionalidades como reconocimiento facial y control gestual.

> Conectado: Conexión con cualquier dispositivo inteligente a través de Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet o 4G (opcional).

> Controlado: Planifica sesiones de carga para aprovechar las tarifas reducidas en horas de menor demanda, controla el estado de la carga y disfruta de muchas más ventajas con la app myWallbox.

> Inteligencia integrada: Las zonas sin conexión a Internet de tu garaje o aparcamiento ya no son un problema. Quasar incorpora Bluetooth para gestionar la carga incluso si no puedes conectarte a la red.
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15.000 mesas y 40.000 sillas: así se han multiplicado las terrazas en Madrid

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The Guinness factory

One night, Mrs McMillen answers the door to see her husband’s best friend, Paddy, standing on the doorstep.

“Hello Paddy, where is my husband? He went with you to the beer factory.”

Paddy shakes his head. “Ah, Mrs McMillen, there was a terrible accident at the beer factory, your husband fell into a vat of Guinness and drowned.”

Mrs McMillen starts crying. “Oh don’t tell me that, did he at least go quickly?”

Paddy shakes his head. “Not really – he got out three times to pee!”

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