Plant biotechnology: Innovation lost and opportunities ahead

Some opponents of modern agriculture say that biotech crops, often referred to as GMOs, have not lived up to expectations. For those of us in agriculture we know that over the last two decades biotech crops have delivered significant benefits to Canadian farmers and farmers around the world. They have, among other benefits, helped farmers […]

Take part in National Planting Week, June 5-12

Honey bee populations are on the rise in Canada according to Statistics Canada, but they still face challenges. One of the major factors affecting honey bee health is access to adequate nutrition. Honey bees spend a third of their life flying to find flowers with pollen and nectar that they can bring back to the […]

Glyphosate and the story of misguided fears about food

Note: This blog post was originally published on June 6, 2016. It was been updated with new information. People are passionate about food. We love to eat it, talk about it, and take pictures of it but at the end of the day there’s one basic question we all want to know the answer to:  […]

Glyphosate residues on food do not pose a safety concern in Canada

A recent report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has people talking about pesticide residues and food safety. And that’s a good thing, because it means that the questions people have about their food are being heard – and, being answered. CFIA, knowing that consumers would want an explanation of what the data means, […]

BeeConnected app facilitates communication between beekeepers and farmers

It’s well understood that honey bee health is complex and honey bees face pressures from a number of factors throughout the year including: pests and parasites like the Varroa mite, harsh weather, disease from bacteria and viruses, a lack of nutritious food sources and potential exposure to pesticides. Fortunately, according to the 2016 stats from […]

Pesticide residues: Taking the fear out of food

Here in Canada we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world. We’re fortunate to be able to visit the grocery store and find the shelves fully stocked with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and to have confidence that they are safe to eat and feed to our families. Unfortunately, there […]