Global Neighbor was founded with a single mission: to reduce chemical usage around the home and farm. Starting in Central State University’s Sustainability Incubator and through intense research, our directed energy technology was discovered and was supported for further development by the US Air Force. Our first commercial product from all this research is a handheld DE tool, now called the Weederase. This handheld product is licensed to Viatek Consumer Products Group and being sold in many online and catalog retailers.
As we improved our DE technology for the lawn and garden market, farmers worldwide began to take note of its potential to solve agricultural issues. These farmers faced difficulties with herbicide-resistant weeds, weed-control labor costs, and glyphosate environmental concerns. GNI is focused on addressing and mitigating these critical challenges.