Economy, International, Politics

Diplomatic tiff  between Canada, Saudis spreads to wheat, barley

Early this month, a tweet from a from a Canadian Foreign policy acount sparked a violent reaction from the Saudis. The tweet concerned the arrest of two human rights activists in Saudi Arabia. The original tweet said, “Very alarmed to» 

Economy, Society

Food Day Canada- celebrating Canadian producers

Coming up on the 30th of the July, is the annual  “Food Day Canada”. This is an unofficial celebration of Canadian food, and food producers. It was begun by Anita Stewart in 2003. She is the food laureate at the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

A world food staple, Canada leading in wheat development

With close to $100 million in funding, research into new plant breeding technology at the Canadian Wheat Alliance, is showing great promise Faouzi Bekkaoui (PhD) is the executive director of the wheat programme at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) which» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

“Franken-wheat” and gluten intolerance relationship debunked

Allegations of gluten intolerance caused by “changes” in modern wheat, not science-based Some are calling modern wheat a “Frankengrain” to be absolutely shunned. But researchers in Canada say that claims that modern wheat causes gluten intolerance because their protein content» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada’s government wheat marketing board sold, privatized

Canada’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Wednesday (April 15) that the Canadian government has approved a “deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the»