Big Farming Doesn't Mean Bad Farming

Getting Big Isn’t A Bad Thing

Why growing farm sizes are normal Frequently when I tell someone I’ve just met that I’m an agricultural economist, the conversation almost always involves some version of ‘aren’t big farms bad?’ My answer is usually a sigh and a ‘No’. But why do people ask this question about farm size? Read more…

Pillars of Canadian food safety

Keeping Canadian Food Safe

What risks are assessed before a GM crop or food is approved? Any time a new crop or food product is approved in Canada it means it has already been assessed for risks and compared to similar approved crops or foods. Science-based risk assessment determines if the risks are equal Read more…

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 Read more…