Category Archives: Environment

Considerable Crop Damage in Hokkaido Island due to Typhoon Lionrock

Many of our Japanese customers have informed us that the passing of Typhoon Lionrock thru the Northern part of Japan last week left vast areas of agricultural land flooded. Hokkaido is one of the main agricultural areas in Japan and the damaged caused by Thyphoon Lionrock will generate shortages in supply of several agricultural products…

Popular Weed-Killer Is Probably Carcinogenic, WHO Says

I read this article from the Associated Press last week and I’ve been dwelling on it’s implications for a couple of days. We are talking about one of the most used and popular weed-killers worldwide. How do we know first it the weed-killer has been applied in the fields from our vegetables come from (taking…

California is experiencing its worst drought since record-keeping began and it could last 200 years!!!

B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, thinks that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more. “During the medieval period, there was over a century of drought in the Southwest and California. The past repeats itself,” says Ingram, who is co-author…

Declining Bee Population – A Cause For Concern

The recent decline in bee population has been a cause for concern for farmers across America. It has been observed that approximately a third of the bee colonies in the country have disappeared since last winter, and for no apparent reason. And worryingly, when bee colonies perish through a “colony-collapse disorder”, it impacts not just…

Pesticide Contamination Has China Found The Solution

Eight Standards of Zhan’s Zero Pesticide Residual On November 8th, 2009 several of China’s top agriculture experts (the eight standards) met in Beijing. One of the presenters of interest was Professor Zhan Jingchun who spoke of his research on his Zero Pesticide Residual. This should be of interest to all of us who are concerned…

Climate-Change Summit Copenhagen

I don’t know about you but I am convinced that Global Warming is very “real” and I am also convinced we are not taken this “real” problem seriously enough. I am also convinced that global warming is now not only an environmental problem, today Global Warming is a very “real” socio-economical problem. One way out…