Taking an Axe to the Carbon Tax

How the Carbon Tax Will Affect Agriculture By MacKenzie Henn, University of Saskatchewan Student   There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is a hot topic and there are always innovations and policies being created to improve the environmental sustainability of our planet. Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced …

Economic and Environmental Benefits from GM Crops in Colombia

By Diego Macall (Twitter: @DMM473 | Diego’s Blog: diegomacall.blogspot.ca/) Motivated by Céleres report   Colombia is in the process of ending a civil war and is taking steps towards social stabilization after many decades of violence. Along with this, changes within the agricultural sector have led to important socio-economic development throughout the country. …

Science of Risk & the Influences of Politics

United Nations Biodiversity Conference[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly] At what point does prevention and precaution trump science and innovation? Depending on who one asks, the responses would run the full gamut from never to always. My view is that as long as the identifiable risks can be adequately addressed, then one should …