Facts not fear around GMOs needed in the classroom

Teachers can be some of the most influential figures in a child’s life. Their feedback and opinions can leave lasting impressions on young minds. I have had many teachers who inspired me to achieve more than I ever thought I was capable of, and others whose classrooms I couldn’t get out of fast enough. There […]

CAPA report tells good news story for Canadian honey bees

It was a successful winter for honey bees across Canada according to the latest report from the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA), with overwinter losses nationally just below 17 per cent. Couple this with the fact that honey bee numbers in Canada are at an all-time high and there’s a great story to tell […]

Modern ag has a role to play in the developing world

In March, I was privileged to join a tour of Canadian agriculture professionals to Ethiopia to look at the lives of small-scale farmers in that developing country.  We were able to see the work of Canadian NGOs like our hosts, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), and see the efforts of local farmers to embrace modern […]

Glyphosate and the story of misguided fears about food

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:  is the food we are eating safe? Unfortunately, in some instances consumers are being misled to fear some […]

Beyond the labeling debate: biotech crops contribute to sustainable agriculture

GMO labeling has been the topic of a lot of discussion in the last while with a series of companies announcing their intentions to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients. And while most of this conversation is being driven out of the U.S., there is an inevitable spill into Canada. Putting differences of opinion on […]

“Ag Stewardship in Action” helps environmentally-conscious farmers add to sustainability practices

Farming today is complex. We get that. And adopting sustainable practices makes it even more so.  But these practices contribute to a healthier environment, are socially responsible and create opportunities for economic prosperity that are at the core of farming best practices today. We also know that sustainability includes making sure the packaging used to […]