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’s your Beef?

By Courtney Nestman, University of Saskatchewan student Implants Safe for Cattle and Consumers With the rise of social media and scare tactic marketing, many consumers are being unnecessarily driven away from eating beef. Hormones are used in beef production to produce leaner beef, improve feed efficiency, increase average daily gains, and …

Earl’s Restaurants Not Supporting Canadian Beef

Agri-vated by marketing of beef niches & antibiotic free trends I can quite honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed dining at an Earl’s restaurant. Maybe you disagree, but I’ve always felt I paid too much for what was served and I’ve always left hungry. Overpaid and underfed! Earl’s beef decision …

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 …