Walmart has applied for patents on drones that could improve crop yields:
“The world’s largest retailer applied for six patents last year on drones that aim to prevent damage to crops, control pests on farms and cross-pollinate plants, according to United States Patents and Trademark Office documents.
Groceries make up 56 percent of the company’s total revenue and Walmart may see drone technology as one way to get food from farms to store shelves faster and more cheaply to compete with Amazon.com Inc., following its purchase of Whole Foods Market last year and the expansion of discount chains like Aldi and Lidl.”
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