Sustainability of Conventional vs Organic Farming

By Jordan McInnis, University of Saskatchewan student Background Organic farming is the oldest type of farming. It is farming without the use of any synthetic chemicals or industrial fertilizers. Conventional farming is farming with the use of GMO’s, chemicals, and fertilizers. Conventional farming is the more popular and common practice in …

Economic and Environmental Benefits from GM Crops in Colombia

By Diego Macall (Twitter: @DMM473 | Diego’s Blog: diegomacall.blogspot.ca/) Motivated by Céleres report   Colombia is in the process of ending a civil war and is taking steps towards social stabilization after many decades of violence. Along with this, changes within the agricultural sector have led to important socio-economic development throughout the country. …

Reason for Probable Change in Conversations of Glyphosate

By Lindsay Pollard, University of Saskatchewan  After an IARC decision, has 2A changed how we view glyphosate? In April 2015, SAIFood ran the blog, “Who to Believe in the Glyphosate Debate”, which looked at IARC’s classification of glyphosate as 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans. Since then the conversation around the chemical …