Canada’s farmers brace for new heat wave as scorching summer leaves cherries roasting on trees

Jul 17, 2021 | In the News

As devastating heat waves sweep swaths of the globe, farmers in Canada are facing a crippling phenomenon: Crops are baking in fields.

On the heatwave, Dr. Lenore Newman, our chair of CubicFarms’ Scientific Advisory Board, said, “It will totally upend Canadian food production if this becomes a regular thing.”

Climate stress is especially unwelcome at a time when the pandemic has put pressure on supply chains and food production. Floods, early freezes, droughts, pests, and other emergencies have also strained Canada’s farming industry over the past several years.

Read the article in the Washington Post