Community Gardens- Fad or Fabulous?

Interest in community gardens has increased dramatically over the last decade. Community gardens are commonplace in many urban centers across the country, which may leave some people wondering why they are so popular. In my own experience with a small community garden in Saskatoon, I’ve seen firsthand how the variety …

Could agriculture without chemicals mean a world without food?

United Nation’s Human Rights Council corrupted by environmental activists If you enjoy eating a broad palate of healthy, nutritious foods, then you can thank the contributions from agricultural chemicals. The use of chemicals in crop production allows farmers to produce up to 67% more food than would be the case …

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 …

The Skinny on Future Canadian Food Label Changes

SAIFood is always concerned about the use of food labels and what message they convey to consumers. The label which can be the most confusing and misunderstood is the ‘Nutritional Facts” label, found on all Canadian products. Health Canada is currently proposing a facelift to Canada’s standards, with the intention …

Cultivating Knowledge About Ag

By Michelle Ross, University of Saskatchewan student A growing problem in agriculture is consumer’s lack of knowledge about where food comes from. According to a study by Australian retailer, Woolworths Limited, 92% of the 1,600 children studied between the ages of 6-17 didn’t know bananas come from a plant. Equally …