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Photos: How tech is shaping the future of food

TerrAvion

One of Imagine H2O's most recent winners was TerrAvion, which offers real-time aerial imagery services for agriculture to optimize irrigation practices and reduce water use. The aircraft flies over each week to take photos and farmers can view, download, and share the data the next morning on their smartphone or computer. The service is through a subscription fee for $30 per acre and the user receives 30 sets of color, infrared, NDVI, and thermal imagery.

SEE:

-10 ways technology is changing our food

-How big data is going to feed 9 billion people by 2050

Image: TerrAvion

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.