October 20th, 2020
Industrial Hemp Diversifying Alberta's Economy
Also a reminder to complete the October survey for Monitoring Economic Diversification
Innovations in agriculture are often cited as prime contributors to diversifying Alberta's economy. Take development of industrial hemp for example. The industry appears on the surface to be a great fit for job creation in agriculture and applied manufacturing. The hold ups however are well known and substantial as cited in a discouraging overview contained in a New Frontiers Data article appearing this past July. HERE
"Discouraged?" Hardly, but then we have insider information about what’s up in Alberta. The following interview of Jesse Hahn, Vice-President of Natural Fibre Technologies shines a bright light on the prospects and progress for the industry in Alberta. Jesse has a deep and wide network of people who are well aware of the issues in growing Alberta's industrial hemp chain. FOR MORE
REMINDER - Monitoring Economic Diversification - OCTOBER 2020
Diversification is viewed as an essential feature in any economy for ensuring it is resilient to shocks - such as a pandemic, and able to recover quickly. An effective innovation ecosystem is also essential for developing and sustaining diversification.
The following survey has been designed to obtain your views of your state’s/province’s economy. Results will be distributed in November including a comparative analysis and recommendations.
The identity of survey respondents is confidential and will NOT be shared. The 8 question survey requires 4 minutes of your time. Choose which survey applies to your state/province -
Alberta's economy HERE https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CT3ZLN5
One of the more disturbing forces and sources of change is the rise of disinformation attributed to the array of information sources deemed SOCIAL MEDIA. HERE is a very informative video on the subject - thank you Tim Caulfield
Also consider rereading "Who is Watching" HERE and the not so subtle erosion of privacy.