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SAIFood Has Your Answers

Launch of Ask SAIFood Having grown up on a 125 head cow-calf operation on a section of land, I’m fortunate to still have family and friends involved in grain and livestock production to keep up with changes in the industry.…

Blacklegged Canadian Canola

Interior of Canola Stem Infected with Blackleg
What China’s Restrictions Mean to Canadian Producers By Kalene Kammer, University of Saskatchewan student On September 1, 2016, Canadian canola producers prepared themselves for new dockage restrictions placed by China on exported canola. Dockage refers to the readily removable foreign material…

The Buzz on Neonicotinoids

By Kaytlin Robertson, University of Saskatchewan student Neonicotinoids are commonly used agricultural systemic pesticides typically applied to the seed and transferred through the vascular system to the rest of the plant, making all parts of it toxic to any insect that chews…

Food Security Costs

How the EU implicitly encourages rejection of GM ag As a researcher, I have dedicated considerable time to the coexistence of GM, conventional and organic crops. It was actually funding for this issue that allowed me to start my graduate…

Synthetic Biology

How conventional plant breeding has evolved in the digital age While I generally have a pretty decent memory, my recollections of high school biology in the early 1980s consists of trying to get a microscope to focus properly so that…

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…

Where are we now?

Many thanks! What seemed a bold and an admittedly uncertain, initiative two years ago, has turned into a considerable success. SAIFood is 2 years old this week! I’d like to thank those that provided support and encouragement prior to launching…

Welcome to 2016

Happy New Year, from SAIFood
[shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="15180628"][printfriendly]It is hard to believe that it was one year ago when Savannah and I were hectically working to ensure that everything was arranged and organized to be able to launch SAIFood at the start of February. We…