Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Convergence of Big Data, Genomics, Biotechnology and Seed Choice

Some recent discussion including big data found on my applied economics blog EconomicSense:

-Big Data, Genomics, and Seed Choice
-AgriTalk Discussion

Also, Blake Hurst's American article:

"Tyler Cowen argues that we’re about to see an even wider disparity in incomes between the 10 to 15 percent of the population that can relate well to computers and the vast majority of us who will deliver services to the computer-savvy class. Farming may be one of the first industries to explore the validity of Cowen’s thesis. All of us involved in agriculture will soon have to decide whether we want to occupy the nostalgic niche providing artisanal beets and heritage pork to Cowen’s 10 percent, or whether we’ll roll the dice on surviving the transition to a data-driven agriculture."

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