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Savannah Gleim

Savannah joined Dr. Smyth's research team in the fall of 2014 and since has been an active member managing, editing, and writing for SAIFood. Prior to joining the SAIFood team, she completed her M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and B.Sc. Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan.

Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

McDonald's has gone McNuts with the newest Skor McFlurry - Nuts
Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts! 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…

No Bananas for You!

Bananas
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…

Give the Gift of Food

The holidays are quickly approaching and for many of us, that means gathering with family and friends around the table for a feast. In reality, though, not everyone is as fortunate to have a table overflowing with food. This holiday…

Tummy-Turning

tummy turning foodborne illnesses or poisoning
Food poisoning is more serious than you might think Remember this commercial, with the “tummy turning” bug picked up while travelling? While we’re concerned about catching foodborne illnesses/diseases whilst travelling, people are less aware that these bugs are not just “far…

Drone Farming

Can efficiencies increase if we farm from the sky? This past spring the US Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance for the use of drones for agriculture purposes, approving Yamaha’s RMAX drone helicopter to spray crop fields (it has been in use…