Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts! [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]When Earl’s Restaurant chain announced they were moving to use humane certified beef and A&W advertised their use of hormone-free beef, many of us were highly critical over the sourcing of non-Canadian beef. Their marketing suggested that these ‘alternative’ means …

What’s your Beef?

By Courtney Nestman, University of Saskatchewan student Implants Safe for Cattle and Consumers With the rise of social media and scare tactic marketing, many consumers are being unnecessarily driven away from eating beef. Hormones are used in beef production to produce leaner beef, improve feed efficiency, increase average daily gains, and …

The Cost of Eating NON-GM

How Consumers Benefit from GM Crops One criticism that is frequently levelled against GM crops and biotechnology, in general, is that there are no benefits available for consumers, which has resulted in some consumers choosing to reject this innovative and environmentally sustainable technology. This blanket ‘no benefit’ statement has no …

No Bananas for You!

The banana industry is facing the threat of disease which could dramatically impact production. Even with bananas being highly susceptible to disease, how important is a threat to the banana industry to consumers? What’s at stake? Bananas have been cultivated for millenniums, dating back to 8,000 BC. Since this time, …