Could agriculture without chemicals mean a world without food?

United Nation’s Human Rights Council corrupted by environmental activists If you enjoy eating a broad palate of healthy, nutritious foods, then you can thank the contributions from agricultural chemicals. The use of chemicals in crop production allows farmers to produce up to 67% more food than would be the case …

What is the Common Agricultural Policy?

Common Agricultural Policy and the European agriculture crisis By Noémie Nohara, Masters Graduate from Polytech Paris-UPMC   The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a European agricultural policy implemented throughout the European Union and created in 1957 via the Treaty of Rome. The common agricultural policy has several goals such as:  To do …

Taking an Axe to the Carbon Tax

How the Carbon Tax Will Affect Agriculture By MacKenzie Henn, University of Saskatchewan Student   There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is a hot topic and there are always innovations and policies being created to improve the environmental sustainability of our planet. Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced …

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 …

Biotech soybeans in Romania: Loss of benefits since EU accession

By Graham Brookes, PG Economics Ltd, UK   When Romania joined the European Union (EU) in 2007 and adopted EU policies, its farmers were no longer allowed to use GM herbicide tolerant (to the herbicide glyphosate) soybeans that many had been using since original authorisation in 1999.  Ten years on, …

Storytelling 2.0: The next generation in outreach and communication

By Cami Ryan Storytelling today requires a whole new level of agility and ingenuity. We humans depend upon our close personal networks for social survival (acceptance). Our personal identities are inextricably tied to our social networks. As communicators, we must find ways to share our stories that won’t alienate our …

CBC – Controversy Before Credibility

When did it become okay for the media to be anti-science & anti-ag? A CBC news story over the weekend calls into question the research relationship between academics and industry. University of Saskatchewan professor Peter Phillips has had his reputation attacked by the CBC for email communications with his colleagues …