food + tech

Garden DIY: 5 Ways to Up Your Garden Game with Technology

Since gardening was "invented" around 12,000 years ago, the skills and tools associated with the craft have evolved constantly. In fact, the traditional approach to gardening is to always update how it's done. To help you keep on the cutting edge, we'll cover a myriad of ways modern techniques and tools can be used to improve your gardening game.

Hack // Meat Takes Hackathon to Twitter

Tuesday, as an extension of the online conversation, foodies, techies, advocates and consumers converged from around the world on Twitter for a #HackMeat TweetUp to explore the future of meat and discuss its connection to our health and our kitchens.

Why Vegetarians Should Care About Meat Production

Let's face it: Meat is complicated. And it's emotional. Lines can be drawn in the sand and room temperature can skyrocket when the "I eat them to save them" crowd intersects with the "I eat no food with a face" group. Having munched my way through that entire spectrum, I insist that, when it comes to fixing what's wrong with America's meat, even vegetarians need to have skin in the game.

Get Ready to Hack//Meat

From December 7 - 9, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications and Applegate are bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives for Hack//Meat, the first-ever "meat hackathon" in New York City.

2013 SXSWi Food+Health+Tech Panel Recommendations

South By South West offers a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from a diverse group of people using digital technology to make the world a better place. Here are a few recommendation of panels (that you can vote for!) for SXSW 2013 that connect food, health and technology.

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Data

The USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, a new digital report detailing USDA support for local and regional food projects between 2009 - 2011, includes interactive maps, data sets, photos, video content and business and community case studies.

Farm Bill Hackathon!

On December 3, Food + Tech Connect and GoJee are hosting the Farm Bill Hackathon, bringing together food/ag experts, technologists, designers, policy makers and data specialists to develop tools and visualizations that can be used to help better understand how the farm bill impacts our lives.

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