As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use. A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases. There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm
Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat. In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements. That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world. Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain. So it should not come to any…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments
The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season. The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered. That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.
These poor ducks couldn't get there feet wet…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am
When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils. The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops. The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture. But it wasn't always this way.
Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …Continue
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm
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Gus - Great blog posts. Very entertaining. lol