Category Student Blogs

Organic… or is it?

Organic label controversy By Gordon Willison, University of Saskatchewan Student For some, organic farming is a controversial topic, there are serious issues regarding the trade policies that the United States imposes on organic imports. Canada and the U.S. have an…

Keeping it Quota

Canada dairy quota
By: Kate Barnett, University of Saskatchewan Student Dairy farming has come a long way since the first mechanical milking machine was invented in 1860. Since then, dairy farming has become more efficient, cows are milked faster, milking many more cows per…

Planning a better future for farmers

By: Corey Serhan, University of Saskatchewan Student     Farmers and ranchers today are covering many acres with help from new technology. With new technologies coming into agriculture, the government and the public are becoming increasingly worried about their environmental impact and…

‘What the Health’

What the health
A documentary poised to plant seeds of doubt and lies about the Agriculture Industry By Emma Laing, Ag-Bio BSA (2017) I was sitting with a friend at lunch one day when the topic of veganism and plant-based diets was brought…

Conveniently Organic

How transparent is that organic label? By Lars Iversen, University of Saskatchewan Student Over the last decade, there has been an increasing demand from consumers for products that have organic labelling on the packaging. With this, there also is an…