Cattle Welfare Before Consumer Concerns

Will Changing Animal Welfare Regulations Benefit Cattle and Producers? By Laramie Slade, University of Saskatchewan student Across Canada, consumers want to know the story behind the beef they eat. They want to know where it came from, how it was raised, and if it was raised humanely and with care. Consumers have Read more…

Food Labelling Fads - Gluten free water

Food Labelling Fads

Just how free is gluten free? Food fads come and go, as do dieting fads, but you might be less aware of food labelling fads. Food and beverage companies know that consumers have limited awareness about how products are made and use this to their marketing advantage. A few examples Read more…

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…