The Price of Animal Welfare: Economics of Humane Meat Certification

By Claire Williams, Animal and Poultry Science Student, University of Saskatchewan Despite the constant confusion, there is a difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, it is important to clarify the difference before I continue. Animal rights, the term commonly associated with …

What is the Common Agricultural Policy?

Common Agricultural Policy and the European agriculture crisis By Noémie Nohara, Masters Graduate from Polytech Paris-UPMC   The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a European agricultural policy implemented throughout the European Union and created in 1957 via the Treaty of Rome. The common agricultural policy has several goals such as:  To do …

Taking an Axe to the Carbon Tax

How the Carbon Tax Will Affect Agriculture By MacKenzie Henn, University of Saskatchewan Student   There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is a hot topic and there are always innovations and policies being created to improve the environmental sustainability of our planet. Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced …

Consumer Pressure Leads to Misguided Policy

By Brandon Leffler, University of Saskatchewan student Recently, the use of herbicides as a sustainable means of crop protection has come into the public eye. Based on social pressures and non-scientific pressures, governments are now looking at how herbicides are regulated. In particular, glyphosate has become the herbicide to target. Based …