Interior of Canola Stem Infected with Blackleg

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, Read more…

The Buzz on Neonicotinoids

By Kaytlin Robertson, University of Saskatchewan student Neonicotinoids are commonly used agricultural systemic pesticides typically applied to the seed and transferred through the vascular system to the rest of the plant, making all parts of it toxic to any insect that chews on it (LinkTV, 2012).  There is a public perception that Read more…

McDonald's has gone McNuts with the newest Skor McFlurry

Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts! When Earl’s Restaurant chain announced they were moving to use humane certified beef and A&W advertised their use of hormone-free beef, many of us were highly critical over the sourcing of non-Canadian beef. Their marketing suggested that these ‘alternative’ means of production Read more…

Where are we now?

Many thanks! What seemed a bold and an admittedly uncertain, initiative two years ago, has turned into a considerable success. SAIFood is 2 years old this week! I’d like to thank those that provided support and encouragement prior to launching this blog. Your comments, observations and enthusiasm for this initiative Read more…

Happy New Year, from SAIFood

Welcome to 2016

SAIFood’s 2016 Resolutions[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]It is hard to believe that it was one year ago when Savannah and I were hectically working to ensure that everything was arranged and organized to be able to launch SAIFood at the start of February. We look forward to offering new insights on sustainability, Read more…