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The Canadian government has proposed a plan to cut emissions from fertilizers by 30 per cent from 2020 levels by 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The federal government’s plan to cut fertilizer emissions will not threaten food security

The emission reduction targets outlined for Canadian fertilizer use will not lead to food shortages and food insecurity.
Satellite imagery monitors environmental changes to inform agricultural decisions. Agricultural patterns are distinctly visible in this near-vertical false colour infrared photography of farmland south of Khartoum, Sudan. (JSC/NASA)

Space agriculture boldly grows food where no one has grown before

Technologies being developed for growing food in space have contributed to advances in agriculture and crops on Earth.
Smart technology is demonstrated on a farm in Newark, Mo. (Dilip Vishwanat/AP Images/U.S. Cellular)

The dangers of big data extend to farming

Big data from social media have been revealed as biased, but we should also pay attention to agriculture firms whose play for big data is likely to have detrimental environmental and social impacts.
The strain of H5N1 bird flu identified in Canada, the United States and Europe can cause severe disease and high mortality in domestic poultry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Avian influenza: How bird flu affects domestic and wild flocks, and why a One Health approach matters

Avian influenza virus — or bird flu — can infect domestic poultry such as chickens and turkeys, as well as wild birds. The H5N1 strain has been identified in Canada.

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