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 Read more…

Still Hungry for Change

How Successful Has the World Been in Meeting the Millennium Development Goals?Source: Rahulkepapam, via Wikimedia Commons Fifteen years ago, the United Nations (UN) gathered the world’s leaders together to discuss moving toward building a global partnership for the 21st century that would, in particular, address extreme poverty, as well as Read more…

Whose Duty is it?

Today producers in North America have a wide selection of seed options from which to choose. However,  the opportunity to grow some seed has come with a price.  Syngenta’s genetically modified (GM) corn Agrisure™ Viptera was commercially approved for production in 2010 in the United States (and later Agrisure DuradadeTM in 2012). Read more…