To improve food security, we started on the farm. There are many challenges, but we chose to start with weeds because weeds alone reduce farm productivity by an average 32%. More and more weeds are resistant to synthetic chemicals. Their growth is exponential.
Without demonstrably effective alternatives, farmers reluctantly continue to rely on traditional toxic chemicals to control weeds.
Scientists call for an urgent transition to natural products to overcome the damage done to ecosystems by widespread use of toxic herbicides.
Consumers, trade markets, governments and health care stakeholders are all increasingly troubled that toxic chemicals are present in the food on our tables.
How we control weeds, eradicate pests, care for soil and treat plant and animal disease has impact that reaches far beyond the farm.
Changes we make now will change the future our kids live.