Bananas

No Bananas for You!

The banana industry is facing the threat of disease which could dramatically impact production. Even with bananas being highly susceptible to disease, how important is a threat to the banana industry to consumers? What’s at stake? Bananas have been cultivated for millenniums, dating back to 8,000 BC. Since this time, Read more…

Give the Gift of Food

The holidays are quickly approaching and for many of us, that means gathering with family and friends around the table for a feast. In reality, though, not everyone is as fortunate to have a table overflowing with food. This holiday season we want to encourage our SAIFood readers to embrace Read more…

tummy turning foodborne illnesses or poisoning

Tummy-Turning

Food poisoning is more serious than you might think Remember this commercial, with the “tummy turning” bug picked up while travelling? While we’re concerned about catching foodborne illnesses/diseases whilst travelling, people are less aware that these bugs are not just “far from home trip spoiling bugs”, they’re everywhere. Recently the World Read more…

The Small Gift of Microfinancing Makes for a Big Difference

Helping others with microfinanced loans[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]It’s the season of giving and there are various non-profit organizations seeking donations, volunteers and financial support such as local food bank, Red Cross, World Vision, and Gifts of Hope. These organizations are looking for support all year round! One option that doesn’t receive Read more…

Drone Farming

Can efficiencies increase if we farm from the sky?   This past spring the US Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance for the use of drones for agriculture purposes, approving Yamaha’s RMAX drone helicopter to spray crop fields (it has been in use for 20 years in Japan). Although this approval Read more…

Approvals of GM crops

Trying to reach new levels of crop technology with stagnant regulations Genetically modified (GM) crops have been produced for 20 years and have become essential components of food and feed production. In 2013, over 430 million acres of land worldwide produced GM crops (roughly 12% of farmable land). Such growth Read more…