Blacklegged Canadian Canola

What China’s Restrictions Mean to Canadian Producers By Kalene Kammer, University of Saskatchewan student On September 1, 2016, Canadian canola producers prepared themselves for new dockage restrictions placed by China on exported canola. Dockage refers to the readily removable foreign material that is removed from grain in the cleaning process. Previously, …

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 …

British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve

To what extend should we support ARL?By Lindsay Pollard, University of Saskatchewan student British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was put into place in 1973 to protect the 3.9% of the province’s agriculturally capable land and there has been a division between those for and against it ever since. Some …

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 …