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How foreign governments & eNGOs are playing politics over a handful of GM wheat kernels In mid-June 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that a few GM wheat plants had been detected in southern Alberta, amounting to no more than a handful of seeds. Using Canada’s science-based risk …

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By: Alora Hughes, University of Saskatchewan Student The challenges and advantages of adopting vertical farming Food scarcity is a problem facing both agriculture and the world. Population growth, growing incomes, and changes in consumer preferences have resulted in the need for increased food production. To tackle this problem every angle …

The post Is It Time For Us To Grow Up? appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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How Science is Winning Consumers Back For those that live near the oceans, they know that the tide can only go in one direction for so long, before making the turn back. The same can be said for many things in society, as is witnessed by certain crazes such as …

The post Truth of Non-GMO Label Advertising appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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By: Claire Williams, University of Saskatchewan AgBio Student As a student, I am by no means an agriculture expert. Proof of this comes from a few weeks ago when I became confused by a concept I probably should have heard of before. Yet, until sitting down to write this, I …

The post Biosolids: The Underutilized Resource appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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Why growing farm sizes are normal Frequently when I tell someone I’ve just met that I’m an agricultural economist, the conversation almost always involves some version of ‘aren’t big farms bad?’ My answer is usually a sigh and a ‘No’. But why do people ask this question about farm size? …

The post Getting Big Isn’t A Bad Thing appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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What risks are assessed before a GM crop or food is approved? Any time a new crop or food product is approved in Canada it means it has already been assessed for risks and compared to similar approved crops or foods. Science-based risk assessment determines if the risks are equal …

The post Keeping Canadian Food Safe appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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A classrooms look at how to innovate an entire ag commodity industry Canada has been called the ‘breadbasket of the world’, but those claims have diminished over time, as other crops like canola now account for the greatest number of acres. So how can we increase interest in wheat? This …

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Ecosystems require livestock to be healthy In the discussion of future food security and climate change, a common statement made by eNGOs is that one of our staple food sources, livestock protein, needs to be eliminated from human consumption to meet future food demands as well as GHG emission targets. …

The post Removing Livestock Damages Sustainability appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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Interest in community gardens has increased dramatically over the last decade. Community gardens are commonplace in many urban centers across the country, which may leave some people wondering why they are so popular. In my own experience with a small community garden in Saskatoon, I’ve seen firsthand how the variety …

The post Community Gardens- Fad or Fabulous? appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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Planting crops requires billions to be invested months prior to reaping harvest profits As spring begins to hint at its arrival, farmers across the country are busy getting ready to start seeding Canada’s millions of crop acres over the next two months. This spring, Saskatchewan farmers will seed over 40% …

The post Sinking Billions of Dollars into the Ground Each Spring appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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