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 …

Hybridization, breeding and hybrid cultivars

By: Graham Scoles, Ph.D., PAg Hybridization Hybridization refers to the natural or deliberate pollination between two plants.  It occurs all the time in the wild as many plants are cross-pollinated and when the pollen from one plant lands on the stigma of another plant, and if fertilization is successful in …