How long is something novel? - Novel Plants

How Long is Something Novel?

Exploring when regulatory oversight is no longer required In Canada, new plant varieties are regulated based on the final product, not the process used to create the variety. For example, a herbicide-tolerant canola variety is regulated based on the traits that make the new variety novel, not the breeding process Read more…

Holy healthy houseplant batman - GM plants

Holy Healthy Houseplant Batman!

Being indoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from air pollution. Canadian’s spending 90% of their time indoor, which means indoor air quality should be a growing concern for us Canadian. Being indoors so much exposes ourselves to volatile organic carcinogens (VOCs) like chloroform and benzene, which can have negative effects on our health. Research has recently genetically modified an ivy plant to help reduce such VOC exposure, yet its a long way from being your future houseplant.

SAIFood is proudly entering its 5th year of blogging

The Pace of Science Goes Supersonic!

For 4 years SAIFood has been sharing & communicating about sustainable agriculture, innovation & food has been building awareness about agriculture. So, as SAIFood enters into its 5th year of sharing and communicating here’s the top 5 things I’ve noticed in the change sof agriculture.

Would you like some vanilla with that?

Would you like vanilla with that?

If you haven’t noticed vanilla is everywhere & in everything. Since the 19th century, vanilla transitioned from a rare and exotic flavour profile to a staple of modern food and fragrances. With our growing demand and limited production, the future of vanilla from vanilla is becoming more and more questionable. In the future, will we be able to continue our gluttonous use of vanilla?

Top Good News Ag & Food Stories of 2018

For an industry that is seemingly under continuous attack by anti-science and anti-corporate idealists, there has been some positive press for agriculture, food and science to celebrate. For agriculture using modern farming practices of genetically modified crops, chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, and scientific advancement, this has been a pretty decent Read more…

Real Human Lab Rats

Poison Squad set to determine acceptable limits for toxins in food If you’ve ever had the misfortune of eating something that results in food poisoning, then you know the agony that results. Curled up and shivering on the bathroom floor is not how any of us would want to spend Read more…