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

The Price of Animal Welfare: Economics of Humane Meat Certification

By Claire Williams, Animal and Poultry Science Student, University of Saskatchewan Despite the constant confusion, there is a difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, it is important to clarify the difference before I continue. Animal rights, the term commonly associated with …

There is a cost to labeling GM Foods

The Truth About GM Food Labels

GM salmon available for sale in Canadian grocery stores – is this a GM food label you’re looking for? In August GM salmon started appearing in grocery stores. This is an exciting time for the Canadian food industry as this is the first genetically modified meat product to be available …

Burning flax straw in the field

Great Straws of Fire

You shake my breath and you rattle my health By: Phillip Schaefer, University of Saskatchewan Student   Come the fall, the field will be harvested, your grain in the bin, and if you’re lucky, everything will quickly be hauled off. All that will be left on your field is the straw, …