13 Apr '11, 1pm

Will Robot Farmers Feed A Growing Population?

Will Robot Farmers Feed A Growing Population?

that " A century ago a farmer could spend one calorie of energy and grow 100 calories of food." How much energy does it take to build a robot? How much chemical fertilizer and pesticide do we have to use? Instead, How many different crops can we grow so that work loads can be spread out, and why not pay a farm worker a decent wage and pay the farmer a decent price for his produce?

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/will-robot-farmer...

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