SAIFood

Sustainable Agricultural Innovation & Food

Making information digestable

SAIFood, making information digestible. Because research isn't written for the kitchen table, SAIFood breaks it down so you know what is happening within agricultural policy and research, agri-food innovation, regulation and sustainability.

One of the society’s greatest pressures is to find solutions to feeding the global population which is estimated to grow to 9 billion by 2050. To do so science has taken great endeavours offering agricultural innovations and sustainable research. While this research may be the future solution to a sustainable safe food supply, often such research gains negative attention. As researchers, we do not write for the consumer, but often for peers and journals. At SAIFood, our goal is to help our readers digest the facts behind such research so they can be informed about the food they eat and the policies which regulate them. Together as an informed society, we can promote sustainability.

Recent blog posts

Consumer Pressure Leads to Misguided Policy

By Brandon Leffler, University of Saskatchewan student Recently, the use of herbicides as a sustainable means of crop protection has come into the public eye. Based on social pressures and non-scientific pressures, governments are now looking at how herbicides are regulated. In particular, glyphosate has become the herbicide to target. Based …

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A carbon tax will negatively affect agriculture in Canada

By Brady Blackmore, University of Saskatchewan student With the federal government’s announcement last fall of a implementing a carbon tax across the country, many people are still worried about how it will affect the agriculture sector. The plan is to set a minimum floor price on carbon at $10 a tonne …

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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 …

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