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, …

Can GM and Non-GM products Coexist?

New Book on GM, Organic and Conventional Crops and Foods Food, its ingredients and production have captured the publics’ attention in a dramatic fashion over the past few years. Both conventional and social media overwhelming present both information and misinformation on these topics; resulting in a plethora of factual stories, …

CFIA PROTOCOL AND THE BEEF INDUSTRY

Is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency doing enough to prevent border closures?By Jade Marshall, University of Saskatchewan student The beef industry is a volatile business, heavily reliant on exports, according to a 2014 source Canada exports 40% of its beef production. This makes the Canadian beef industry extremely susceptible to …

When Will You Know What the TPP Means to You?

By: William A. Kerr Bioresourse Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada In early October, Canada and eleven other countries reached agreement on a major trade liberalization initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The final agreement was accompanied by considerable theatre of negotiators threatening failure and negotiations continuing long after the …