SQUARE ROOTS URBAN FARM: Peak-season flavor, all year round!

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Climate change will impact many spheres of human life. It is estimated that rapid climate change could put millions of traditional farmers out of business. If proactive measures are not taken now, this could exacerbate conflict and competition for limited land, water and other resources. One of such measures is the promotion and adoption of […]

THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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The current state of food: According to the United Nations, an estimated 821 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018. That is, 1 in 9 people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Globally, an estimated 2 billion people do not have access to safe, nutritious […]

PART II: GMOs AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

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DEFINITION: BURDEN OF PROOF: The obligation to prove one’s assertions (OXFORD DICTIONARY) BURDEN OF PROOF: The duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge (MERRIAM-WEBSTER) If there is one debate that is not going anywhere anytime soon it is whether or not Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) are ‘safe.’ While both sides of the argument continue […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 2

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BENEFITS OF ‘ORGANIC’ Now this is not as easy and straight forward as it seems. Although there is widespread public belief that Organic Food is safer, more nutritious and better tasting, it is still difficult to confirm these claims scientifically. However, these beliefs are still promoted by the organic food industry. Consumers purchase and consume […]

GMOs – FRIEND OR FOE? (PART 1)

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You may have heard about it; eaten it or grown it. The debate on GMOs and its effects rages on. Although it has been used in countries like the USA and Canada for about 20 years, other countries like Australia, Japan and all of the European Union have banned the cultivation of GMOs. India has […]