Blacklegged Canadian Canola

What China’s Restrictions Mean to Canadian Producers By Kalene Kammer, University of Saskatchewan student On September 1, 2016, Canadian canola producers prepared themselves for new dockage restrictions placed by China on exported canola. Dockage refers to the readily removable foreign material that is removed from grain in the cleaning process. Previously, …

The Skinny on Future Canadian Food Label Changes

SAIFood is always concerned about the use of food labels and what message they convey to consumers. The label which can be the most confusing and misunderstood is the ‘Nutritional Facts” label, found on all Canadian products. Health Canada is currently proposing a facelift to Canada’s standards, with the intention …

British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve

To what extend should we support ARL?By Lindsay Pollard, University of Saskatchewan student British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was put into place in 1973 to protect the 3.9% of the province’s agriculturally capable land and there has been a division between those for and against it ever since. Some …

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 …

Starvation or GMO Food Aid, Which Would You Prefer?

Playing politics over reducing chronic malnutrition & food insecurity, it’s time this ends! Every year, somewhere in the world, drought is an agricultural problem. Some years are mild, only impacting small areas in a few countries, while in other years entire regions are affected. Unfortunately for the African continent, due …

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 …