Pesticides & Herbicides

Why Do Farmers Use Pesticides? First, let’s define “pesticides”: Pesticides are “chemical substances used to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest ranging from insects (i.e., insecticides), rodents (i.e., rodenticides) and weeds (herbicides) to microorganisms (i.e., algicides, fungicides or bactericides).”  (source) Farmers can combat pests in many ways: staggered harvest schedules with long-short intervals, harvesting…

Importance of Water

Why Protect Water? The human body is at least 50%-65% water. We all need to drink. In fact, humans can go several weeks without food, yet can only go a few days without water. Water shortages lead to droughts, poor quality water, hunger (lack of locally farmed food), lower education levels (more time spent searching for…

Climate Change

Climate Change is Happening There is general consensus among scientists, industry and world leaders that climate change is happening. In fact, there is a rush to identify and grab the business opportunities that climate change may generate. For instance, the seven countries bordering the Arctic circle (Russia, Norway, USA, Denmark (Greenland), Canada, Finland, Iceland and…