Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

By Henrietta Moore, The Ecologist | Op-Ed http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30777-can-agroecology-save-us-from-scorched-earth-agriculture How do we meet the challenge of providing enough food for everyone while protecting biodiversity and reducing...
Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Training Pakistani cotton farmers in pest management. (Photo: IPRI) By Jules Pretty and Zareen Pervez Bharucha, The Conversation | Report Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are...
One heck of a high-tech hothouse

One heck of a high-tech hothouse

Ashley Joannou Glenn Scott has a dream of cultivating the Yukon’s first homegrown banana. He says it with a smile, like he knows it’s a long shot, but when you look around where he’s standing, the idea doesn’t seem completely outside the realm of possibility. Scott is...
Greenhouse Crops

Greenhouse Crops

Greenhouse Double-polyethylene-covered greenhouse (courtesy Isis Gagnon-Grenier). http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/greenhouse-crops/ Today’s greenhouse industry uses the most modern technologies, which allow it to reduce their negative effects on...