Considerations to transform nutrition & food issues

Five takeaways for better nutrition in South Asia—and beyond By: Felipe F. Dizon & Anna Leigh Josephson This content was originally published on the World Bank End Poverty in South Asia Blog. Together with more than 1,500 academics, scientists, and policymakers, we participated last week in the Rice Olympics. The event—formally …

Is being cooped up longer preferred?

Are slow-growing chickens better? By Dr Alison Van Eenennaam Originally posted on Biobeef Blog February 8, 2017 Many agricultural scientists research ways to make agriculture more sustainable. As a geneticist, I see genetics as a solution to many of the problems that farmers face, be that disease resistant plants and animals, or …

Getting FOIAed:

U.S. organic-backed group targets another Saskatchewan researcher Written by Kelvin Heppner  Originally posted on RealAgriculture, May 31, 2017   The U.S. anti-GMO activist organization that has targeted several dozen scientists and academics who have published research on the benefits of genetic engineering has set its sights on another researcher at the University …

What does “natural” & “healthy” labelling even mean?

 [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]By: Lisa R. Schlessinger and A. Bryan EndresFrom the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois farmdoc daily (6):194, Orginal published October 14, 2106, Permalink 2016 has been an active year for food regulations. From the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act to the revision of the Nutrition and …

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 …

#1 Post of the Year: Stuart’s Beef with A&W

A(mbiguous) & W(rong): How A&W Canada Supports Unsustainable AgricultureI miss A&W’s onion rings. The reason I miss them is that I no longer buy food at their chain of restaurants. A&W has initiated a marketing campaign that misleads consumers about beef production in Canada and, for this reason, I have …

#2 Post of the Year: Risk Management vs. Risk Avoidance:

Who to Believe in the Glyphosate Debate?Have you heard? Glyphosate could kill you. Well, that’s not the full story, but it caught your attention didn’t it? On March 20th the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report by the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC had assessed …

#3 Post of the Year: Human Health Benefits of Genetically Modified Flax Oil

Could a GM flax oil help treat breast cancer? The health benefits of flax consumption, such as the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, have been known for some time. A recent collaborative research article between the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan, extend the potential of these benefits even further, finding that …