Sustainability of Conventional vs Organic Farming

By Jordan McInnis, University of Saskatchewan student Background Organic farming is the oldest type of farming. It is farming without the use of any synthetic chemicals or industrial fertilizers. Conventional farming is farming with the use of GMO’s, chemicals, and fertilizers. Conventional farming is the more popular and common practice in …

Economic and Environmental Benefits from GM Crops in Colombia

By Diego Macall (Twitter: @DMM473 | Diego’s Blog: diegomacall.blogspot.ca/) Motivated by Céleres report   Colombia is in the process of ending a civil war and is taking steps towards social stabilization after many decades of violence. Along with this, changes within the agricultural sector have led to important socio-economic development throughout the country. …

Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts![shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]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 …

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, …

Help us Improve

It doesn’t seem like 3 months have passed since we tentatively dipped our toe into the social media pond. Savannah and I have enjoyed researching, writing and communicating with you about the blogs we’ve published to date. Like most things, we can improve what we do. We envisioned that SAIFood …