And will Google's latest app make you want to stop taking photos of your food?
THE 3 BILLION DOLLAR DROUGHT
According to a new report from The University of California, Davis, California's drought is taking a multi-billion dollar toll on the state's agricultural industry. The study found that in 2015 alone, the drought will cost the state's farmers industry almost $3 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres unproductive. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/03/411802252/drought-may-cost-californias-farmers-almost-3-billion-in-2015
CHIMPS COOK TOO!
Apparently humans are not the only ones who like to cook! According to new research from scientists at Harvard and Yale, chimps prefer cooked food to raw food. They also learnt that when chimps had access to a "cooking device"— in this case a container which researchers replaced raw sweet-potato with cooked sweet potato —they were patient enough to bring the food to the container and wait for it to "cook" instead of just eating the raw food. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/03/chimpanzee-cook-food/28403879/
STORY THREE: SOON GOOGLE WILL COUNT YOUR CALORIES!
Google is making life easier again. The company is now developing an app that is capable of analyzing an image of food, with the help of an artificial intelligence (AI) project called Im2Calories. The app will be able to measure how many calories each food item has, in relation of the food size to the plate, as well as any condiments. People might start thinking twice about instagraming all their food! http://www.techtimes.com/articles/57499/20150603/google-developing-an-app-to-count-calories-in-your-instagram-food-pics.htm