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Intentionally Polluting Lakes

June 18th, 2012 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Added phosphorus to a lake results in extensive algae growth on the water surface

  Polluting lakes on purpose in the name of science. This is everyday life at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a collection of 58 freshwater lakes in the province of Ontario, Canada. Under government protection since 1968, these lakes are designated for the sole purpose of conducting experiments over an entire lake ecosystem. These lakes … Read more

Thriving Through Innovation

June 15th, 2012 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Comparison trial of rice varieties

  I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world. – Bill Gates   As the problems facing the world become more challenging, the solutions needed to overcome them require us to be more creative. In a report delivered at the G20 summit in November 2011, Bill Gates provided an example … Read more

Welcome!

June 12th, 2012 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

Hello and welcome to Growing Possibilities, the new blog hosted by XiteBio Technologies. Here you’ll find conversations, news, and perspectives relating to agriculture and the environment. In our daily lives at the IRD (Innovation, Research, & Development) Centre, we constantly keep ourselves up-to-date with the knowledge we need to innovate, test, and provide microbial technologies … Read more