The Difference Between 1.5 and 2.0 When it Comes to Climate Change is Huge

January 4, 2018 – The latest projections from 27 different global climate models indicate that a rise of global mean temperatures of 2 Celsius in the next 50 years will increase ... Continue Reading →

NASA Inspires University of Queensland Researchers to Accelerate Plant Breeding Starting with Wheat

January 4, 2018 – NASA has been experimenting with technologies to help grow staple crops on the International Space Station (ISS) with the ultimate goal to make it possible for ... Continue Reading →

In a Washington Post Opinion Piece, the Author Asks “Is GMO opposition immoral?”

January 3, 2018 – Opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) largely affecting the food we grow, the livestock we raise for dairy and meat, and the insects that prey ... Continue Reading →

Gene-Drive Technology Being Promoted By Farmers to Fight Infestations That Destroy Crops

December 14, 2017 – Re-engineering a fruit fly to make it sterile may be the answer that Northern California cherry orchard growers say will save their industry. The Spotted-Wing ... Continue Reading →

Guess What? Earthworms Can Survive in Martian Soil

November 29, 2017 – Earthworms can take it and based on the latest reveal, may be destined to help establish gardens for future Martian colonies. Sustainable agriculture is of ... Continue Reading →

Rising Sea Levels and Saltwater Intrusion Poses a Growing Threat to Coastal Populations and Farms

November 28, 2017 – Increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from human activity has led to many unintended consequences: warmer mean atmospheric temperatures, warmer ... Continue Reading →

Wheat Genome Finally Sequenced – This is a Big Deal

November 23, 2017 – Scientists have been sequencing the genome of all kinds of animals and plants for the last two decades. But for a number of reasons wheat has presented a challenge, ... Continue Reading →

GMO in the Headlines This Last Week

November 22, 2017 – The technology behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is often associated with images of a “Frankensteinian” world where we humans have taken ... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Sets 75% 2030 Emission Reduction Target

November 15, 2017 – Microsoft in 2009 made a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% from 2007 levels by 2012. This commitment focused on improving energy use in operations ... Continue Reading →

Will Indigenous Knowledge Help Humanity to Step Back from the Climate Change Brink?

October 28, 2017 – Here in Canada the federal government of the day has made one of its goals to reconcile with its Indigenous peoples including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. ... Continue Reading →