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SAIFood

SAIFood (Sustainable Agricultural Innovation & Food) launched in the early spring of 2015 under the leadership of Dr. Stuart Smyth, at the University of Saskatchewan. Because research isn’t written for the kitchen table, SAIFood breaks it down current issues or research surrounding food and agriculture and repackages as a blog so you know what is happening within agricultural policy and research, agri-food innovation, regulation and sustainability. Our SAIFood goal is to make information digestible.

Ag’s promising future: Chelsea

Celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day Today marks Canada’s Agriculture Day, a day we are proud to be celebrating, as we think agriculture is the best sector in Canada. What better way to celebrate than to share with you one face of…

Top Good News Ag & Food Stories of 2018

For an industry that is seemingly under continuous attack by anti-science and anti-corporate idealists, there has been some positive press for agriculture, food and science to celebrate. For agriculture using modern farming practices of genetically modified crops, chemicals and synthetic…

Organics are an ideal idea

Organic production, has its pros cons, but how does it measure up on paper?
But how does it measure up on paper? If you haven’t noticed, SAIFood often focuses on GMOs, which may come across as opposition to organic. This isn’t the intent. Like GM production, organics are a system of increasingly sustainable agricultural…

Watch out Australia!

Australian Moratorium on GM Canola
Over the course of this week, September 10th-14th, Stuart has the great pleasure of being in the beautiful country of Australia with the opportunity to speak at various events. To kick off his week, he will be presenting on Sept…

Crop Desiccation

Desiccating a field before harvest
Is it safe to eat a crop that has been desiccated? As of October 17, nearly 81% of Saskatchewan’s crops were harvested (91% in Manitoba & 73% in Alberta). When compared to the 5 and 10-year rate of harvesting averages it…