GMOs vs Mutagenesis Plant Breeding

Which does the public believe is more natural? Far too often, academics remain secluded within the walls of their ‘ivory towers’, unaware of the interests and concerns of society. An example of this was provided in the fall of 2017, with the release of a survey finding that 58% of …

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 …

What does “natural” & “healthy” labelling even mean?

What's in a Name? FDA Working to Define "Natural" and Redefine "Healthy"  [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]By: Lisa R. Schlessinger and A. Bryan EndresFrom the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois farmdoc daily (6):194, Orginal published October 14, 2106, Permalink  2016 has been an active year for food regulations. From the implementation …

National Academy of Science’s GM Crop Consensus

Science is the standard that has been used for decades to find solutions, innovate and improve efficiencies, but increasingly, society is less certain about science and reassurances are sought through socio-economic assessments. There are two options to assess risks of new technologies and products: the first, to use strictly science-based …

Earl’s Restaurants Not Supporting Canadian Beef

Agri-vated by marketing of beef niches & antibiotic free trends I can quite honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed dining at an Earl’s restaurant. Maybe you disagree, but I’ve always felt I paid too much for what was served and I’ve always left hungry. Overpaid and underfed! Earl’s beef decision …

Post Foods ‘A+’ in Scamming Consumers

Is Post Foods intentionally misleading consumers? It is final exam time at universities, students will soon find out if their hard work and efforts are rewarded through high grades. At this time, I’d like to give a special grade, A+, to Post Foods Canada in consumer deception. Well done Post …

CFIA PROTOCOL AND THE BEEF INDUSTRY

Is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency doing enough to prevent border closures?By Jade Marshall, University of Saskatchewan student The beef industry is a volatile business, heavily reliant on exports, according to a 2014 source Canada exports 40% of its beef production. This makes the Canadian beef industry extremely susceptible to …