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By Robert Wager, Vancouver Island University I’ve had the great pleasure of being a faculty member of the Biology Department of Vancouver Island University for the past 23 years.  My area of research is agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on public outreach.  The world has seen a great change in …

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By: Justin Cay, University of Saskatchewan Student Canola is a large cash crop in Western Canada. While wheat and barley pay the bills, canola makes a profit. According to the Canola Council of Canada, canola contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy annually, providing 250,000 jobs. Of that, $12.22 billion economic …

The post Becoming Club Resistant Root in Western Canada appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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By: Brayden Schmidt, University of Saskatchewan Student Grass fed beef is one of two ways to develop and finish beef cattle prior to slaughter, the other being fed on a mixed, grain and forage diet. The common talk about grass fed beef is what qualifies it to have the title …

The post Grass-fed Beef; is it Sustainable? appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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The need for organ transplants is growing at a rate that needs to be urgently addressed In 2016, 18 of every 100,000 Canadians needed an organ transplant. Of these 6,700 individuals, 260 died waiting for transplants, 409 withdrew from the list, 3,135 went into 2017 awaiting a transplant and 2,903 …

The post Has organ transplant science gone hog wild? appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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Manipulative marketing campaign cast doubts about government risk assessments Two weeks ago, Stonyfield Farms launched a marketing campaign that champions lies and misperceptions surrounding food, its safety and the experts that determine food safety. If you haven’t seen the ad, kids are provided with scripts loaded with false statements about …

The post Organic Label Stonyfield Farms Rejects Science appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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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 day. So in this increasing scale of efficiency, why are …

The post Keeping it Quota appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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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 the land we farm. That is why policies and programs …

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While it’s the silver anniversary, GM crops have been golden A summary of the economic, environmental and human health benefits 1994 is generally regarded as the first year of genetically modified crop production, the first being the GM Flavr Savr tomato in the USA. The crops that will be planted in …

The post Twenty-Five Years of GM Crop Benefits appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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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 up. She mentioned how she had just watched a Netflix …

The post ‘What the Health’ appeared first on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations & Food.

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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 increased use of propaganda being spread around the world about …

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