CFIA PROTOCOL AND THE BEEF INDUSTRY

Is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency doing enough to prevent border closures?By Jade Marshall, University of Saskatchewan student The beef industry is a volatile business, heavily reliant on exports, according to a 2014 source Canada exports 40% of its beef production. This makes the Canadian beef industry extremely susceptible to …

Could High Canadians = High Producer Profits?

How the Legalization of Marijuana Could Result in the Growth of the Hemp IndustryBy Kendra Bailey, University of Saskatchewan student With the recent election whirlwind and the Liberal win, many are concerned that the agriculture industry may have lost its voice. But could Trudeau’s plan to legalize marijuana be the …

Starting Student Blogs with “Meating New Standards”

This week marks the start of student blogs. One week a month SAIFood will post some of Stuart’s student blogs, sharing insight on what agriculture students feel are important issues and policies for producers and consumers.   SUBWAY: TRYING TO MEAT HIGHER STANDARDS Marketing antibiotic free meatMarketing antibiotic free meat …

When Will You Know What the TPP Means to You?

By: William A. Kerr Bioresourse Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada In early October, Canada and eleven other countries reached agreement on a major trade liberalization initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The final agreement was accompanied by considerable theatre of negotiators threatening failure and negotiations continuing long after the …