Is digital farming the future of food?

OpenAG, an open-source agricultural research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, advocates for an open-source, computerized food system that would account for the environmental and socio-economic effects of food production. Here a team of engineers, architects, urban planners, economists, and scientists are on the mission to revolutionize agriculture. They are on a quest to awaken the farmer in every global citizen, to equip him or her with desktop-sized computers that can generate specific soil-less environments for plants to grow in, and to create a common global platform for farmers to save, download, and replicate entire climate formulas from any part of the world.

This open-source would provide a networking platform for farmers around the world and allow them to share agricultural know-how and carefully engineered climate plans to produce the freshest, most optimal foods locally. At the core, OpenAg emphasizes a transparent, collaborative, experimentative, and innovative food system.

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