Few know that Canadian peat is harvested in a sustainably responsible manner. Photos: B. Styles We are facing unprecedented times. The bleak reality is that climate change is going to disrupt all the agricultural sectors globally, and Canada will be also affected. In order to satisfy the global demand for food in 2050, the world’s production must increase by 70 per cent to be able to feed an estimated global population of 9.8 billion. 1 The greenhouse industry has a role to play in reaching the 2019 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 2 Major disruptive transformations will be necessary to reach these goals. Countries must change patterns of consumption and production to stop the environmental crisis and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, emerging around the world is a shift towards a greener circular economy that promotes the reuse, recycling and reintegration of all materials. To transition to circular agriculture, greenhouse biomass residuals need to be treated as renewable resources and be reused or recycled – and that includes growing media. The paradox of choice There is no such thing as the perfect universal soilless mix. All around the world, growing media […]

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