Industry Updates: Agriculture, Biotechnology and Entomology Collide

July 20, 2020 1 min read

Biotechnology may be used to replace agrochemicals in the near future to make farming more sustainable. Agrochemicals include fertilizers, pesticides, and soil conditioners. While these methods are widely used to kill insects and preserve crops, their damage to the environment has called for concern in recent years. The European Union has become an advocate for lowering the use of harmful pesticides by announcing its plan to reduce its use by 50% by 2030. 

Plausible alternatives that are being discussed by scientists across the world are protein biocontrols, pheromones, and soil bacteria. These will help to effectively grow crops without causing harm to the earth. Biotechnology is continuing to demonstrate its effectiveness in a variety of industries. With the push for more sustainable practices continuing worldwide, the discussion of biotechnology as a substitute for chemicals has only just begun. 

A UCLA professor is using nanoscience to develop the first treatment for a deadly sleeping sickness that is transmitted to humans through African tsetse flies. 

Despite being stuck at home during quarantine, Lisa Gonzalez and Brian Brown were able to discover 9 new insect species.

Hummingbirds are being praised in Danville for their contribution towards reducing the mosquito population, demonstrating nature’s own alternative to insecticide. 

Visit our pages: 

        


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Features from BIOTOC Connection

Galentine’s Day 2021: Treat Your Bridal Party AND Yourself with our Top Gift Picks
Galentine’s Day 2021: Treat Your Bridal Party AND Yourself with our Top Gift Picks

January 25, 2021 1 min read

Celebrate your bridal party this Galentine's Day with our ultimate skincare and jewelry gift guide!

It is never too early to start prepping for your big day. Unpause your wedding planning by gifting you (and your bridal party) a healthy, glowing complexion that shines (almost) as bright as you do.

Special gift guide for brides, featuring luxury jewelry and skincare
Special gift guide for brides, featuring luxury jewelry and skincare

January 25, 2021 2 min read

There's always an occasion that requires the perfect gift—find one with our bride-to-be approved gift guide!

Between the holidays and weddings (including your own), thoughts about all of the gifts you need to buy are likely running through your mind. This time of year is already stressful, making being a bride-to-be prepping for your big day that much harder. We are sharing one bride-to-be's advice on selecting and buying the perfect gifts with our ultimate gift guide. Discover Devon's top picks for powerful skincare—choices that can be used on the big day (or every day).

Beautiful brides by Dermafirm: healthy glowing skin
Beautiful brides by Dermafirm: healthy glowing skin

January 25, 2021 2 min read

Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day!

Leaders and experts in skincare and beauty are working to make the world a better place by empowering, evolving, and embracing, all brides and their loved ones to experience, value, and share the impact of nature's ingredients and true craftsmanship at an affordable price.