Sustainable Agricultural Innovation & Food

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 endeavors 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.

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What does "natural" & "healthy" labelling even mean?

What does "natural" & "healthy" labelling even mean?

What's in a Name? FDA Working to Define "Natural" and Redefine "Healthy"   Save By: Lisa R. Schlessinger and A. Bryan Endres From 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 of the Food Safety Modernization[...]
Reason for Probable Change in Conversations of Glyphosate

Reason for Probable Change in Conversations of Glyphosate

By Lindsay Pollard, University of Saskatchewan  After an IARC decision, has 2A changed how we view glyphosate? In April 2015, SAIFood ran the blog, "Who to Believe in the Glyphosate Debate", which looked at IARC’s classification of glyphosate as 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans. Since then the conversation around the chemical appears to[...]
The Practice of “Owning” Plants

The Practice of “Owning” Plants

Patenting plants and the processes to create them When you think about plant patents, it might surprise you to learn that the first plant patent occurred 86 years ago! Plant patents long pre-date the development of genetically modified (GM) plants of the past 20 years. This first patent was filed in[...]

Global Biotech Week

September 26 - 30, 2016

SAIFood celebrated Biotech week by featuring some of our favourite biotech blogs.


Featured Biotech Blogs

Human African Trypanosoma Map WHO GM Crops benefit the environment by reducing carbon dioxide from tillage