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Biotechnology key to production growth in Argentina

Gustavo Idigoras, former ambassador to the European Union for Argentina, addresses IFAJ delegates.

Most of the time what I write about on these pages have to do with food and farming in Canada.

This is the second in a series of articles about agriculture in Argentina – a key global competitor for Canada’s […]

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Tobacco plants may save lives

I get to learn about some pretty neat things in my life as someone who writes about food and farming. The following story, which was released by the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre a few weeks ago, ranks high on my list of all-time favourites.

PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is using tobacco plants […]

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Dispelling dispair about the future of food and farming

In Western Canada, student enrolment at various agricultural colleges is on the rise. And an increasing percentage of students flocking to programs in animal, food, life and environmental sciences are coming from urban areas, which spokespeople at these institutions attribute at least partly to the growing public interest in agriculture and food.

Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural […]

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Feeding the world without destroying it?

By 2025, farmers need to double their food output to feed an estimated global population of eight billion. That’s a startling statistic and what it means is something we all need to start thinking about.

I came across it in a report on the Colorado Ag Classic, a convention of Colorado wheat, seed, corn, […]

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New corn to be better for environment

Corn uses too much water and too much fertilizer to produce, its critics often charge, making it a bad environmental choice.

Yet millions of people around the world depend on corn as a staple of life – as food for themselves, as feed for their livestock and as a renewable fuel alternative. And that demand […]

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