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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
‘Methane backpacks’ capture cow farts, turn them into green fuel
It’s common knowledge that certain types of organic waste can be harnessed as energy sources, with UK firm 2OC even recently turning huge greaseballs found in the country’s sewers into power for local homes. Now Argentina’s INTA governmental research body has developed cow backpacks that trap the methane they produce in order to turn it into green energy. READ MORE…
Scheme offers maple syrup products when consumers adopt an endangered tree
New Zealand startup Your Pure Honey has already offered a way for consumers to receive honey for purchasing shares in beehives. Now the Hartshorn Tree Adoption scheme is encouraging customers of David Hartshorn’s Vermont-based small business to adopt one of its trees in return for maple syrup products. READ MORE…

RFID technology helps farmers identify sick cows

Even as RFID is allowing water-park patrons to share photos on Facebook in Washington state, it’s also helping UK farmers keep tabs on their cows and get an earlier sense for when they’re sick. That latter effort is part of a new project being tested out at the UK’s Newcastle University, designed to track the feeding behavior of each individual animal and alert farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. READ MORE…
Connecting buyers and sellers of agricultural goods & services

We’ve featured countless online exchanges over the years that connect  buyers and sellers of a wide variety of goods. Zeroing in on the  agricultural domain there’s been Eggzy, for example, targeting home chicken farmers, as well as Veggie Trader and Local Dirt,  to name just a few. The latest spotting — Farmbook — however, is an international  agricultural marketplace based in Russia that aims to help both  companies and individuals around the world market their agricultural  goods. READ MORE…