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 …

What Environmental Groups Don’t Want You to Hear!

What do African Farmers Think of GM Crops? In spite of genetically modified (GM) crops being available since 1995, very limited adoption has occurred in any part of Africa. In large part, this is due to the message coming from European governments and environmental organizations. European governments have continually rejected …

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 …