Innovating Canada’s Wheat Supply Chain

A classrooms look at how to innovate an entire ag commodity industry Canada has been called the ‘breadbasket of the world’, but those claims have diminished over time, as other crops like canola now account for the greatest number of acres. So how can we increase interest in wheat? This …

Our Canadian Agriculture Success Story

By Robert Wager, Vancouver Island University I’ve had the great pleasure of being a faculty member of the Biology Department of Vancouver Island University for the past 23 years.  My area of research is agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on public outreach.  The world has seen a great change in …

Communicating the Benefits of Agriculture Innovations

Originally posted October 11, 2017 VIEWFROMTHERANCHPORCH As a professor in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, there are two things that make my job one of the best in the world, sharing the results of farmer surveys and teaching farm kids. I receive several invitations, …

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 …

GM Crops Provide $150 Billion in Global Benefits

Feeding an additional 2-5 billion people over the coming 30 years is going to challenge every single aspect of agriculture and food production. While some early advocates of biotechnology and GM crops enthusiastically proclaimed that GM crops could feed the world, the reality 20 years later is that they are …

Agricultural Drones, Saving your Crops and Your Time

By Carter Chute, University of Saskatchewan student Every grain farmer knows the importance of crop scouting, if a nasty bug or disease goes unnoticed that could mean a serious hit to profits. There are two major issues with crop scouting: time and coverage. Often farmers do not have the time …

Welcome to 2016

SAIFood’s 2016 Resolutions[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]It is hard to believe that it was one year ago when Savannah and I were hectically working to ensure that everything was arranged and organized to be able to launch SAIFood at the start of February. We look forward to offering new insights on sustainability, …

The Real Message in the ‘March Against Monsanto’

Protestors implying that farmers are bad stewards of their land This past weekend’s third annual worldwide event of the ‘March Against Monsanto’ signifies how disconnected average consumers are from the people responsible for producing the food we eat: farmers. For those of you not aware Monsanto is an agriculture company …