How evidence and knowledge built GM crop regulatory frameworks

By Savannah Gleim & Stuart Smyth What came first, science or regulation? When you think about safety, you might think that regulation should lead science. Yet, it frequently happens the other way around. Science often outpaces regulation, resulting in rules and assessments needing to be developed to ensure safety. When …

Crop Desiccation

Is it safe to eat a crop that has been desiccated?As of October 17, nearly 81% of Saskatchewan’s crops were harvested (91% in Manitoba & 73% in Alberta). When compared to the 5 and 10-year rate of harvesting averages it looks like our farmers are on track. However, after a relatively …

Bob Dylan Called It, Times Are a Changing

The Prairie Climate Centre presenting you with timely news on your regional climate[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″]Climate change is all around us. Even though this is well-known, planning to live with climate change has been less commonly discussed. In the media, we hear a lot about California’s climate issues and droughts in …

The Pulse on Food and Nutrition Innovation in Southern Ethiopia

International effort to provide Ethiopia with food security through pulses Pulses are dry edible seeds, relatively inexpensive to produce and purchase, which are chalked full of nutrients, protein, and fibre. Globally, pulses are an important crop and food source, like in Ethiopia where pulses represent ~14% of Ethiopia’s cropland. After …

National Academy of Science’s GM Crop Consensus

Science is the standard that has been used for decades to find solutions, innovate and improve efficiencies, but increasingly, society is less certain about science and reassurances are sought through socio-economic assessments. There are two options to assess risks of new technologies and products: the first, to use strictly science-based …