Organic… or is it?

Organic label controversy By Gordon Willison, University of Saskatchewan Student For some, organic farming is a controversial topic, there are serious issues regarding the trade policies that the United States imposes on organic imports. Canada and the U.S. have an agreement of equivalency (USCOEA) that ensures organic imports are assessed Read more…

Conveniently Organic

How transparent is that organic label? By Lars Iversen, University of Saskatchewan Student Over the last decade, there has been an increasing demand from consumers for products that have organic labelling on the packaging. With this, there also is an increased use of propaganda being spread around the world about Read more…

Cow Pie 2017 Award

2017 Cow Pie Awards

Congratulations to this year’s SAIFood Cow Pie Award recipients! This year, perhaps more than others has witnessed the shameless exploitation of consumers for corporate greed. This was particularly evident in the area of food labels designed to mislead consumers. In light of the food industries lack of respect for consumers, the Read more…

Food Labelling Fads - Gluten free water

Food Labelling Fads

Just how free is gluten free? Food fads come and go, as do dieting fads, but you might be less aware of food labelling fads. Food and beverage companies know that consumers have limited awareness about how products are made and use this to their marketing advantage. A few examples Read more…