Most by now are aware of the risk of Lyme disease, a bacterial diseased transmitted through deer ticks. But a relatively new tick has been found with increasing frequency in Canada — and the fallout of its bite is also serious. A bite from the Lone Star tick — named for the single white dot… Read More

What do honey, olive oil, and organic food have in common? They’re high on the list of food fraud cases in Canada. Food fraud, defined as mislabeling and misrepresentation of food products to deceive consumers or create unfair competition, may cost the global food industry between $10 and $15 billion per year, affecting about 10%… Read More

Just days before the G20 Osaka Summit is set to take place, China has banned all Canadian meat exports. According to the Chinese Embassy in Canada, the investigation into last week’s Ractopamine findings “revealed that the official veterinary health certificates attached to the batch of pork exported to China were counterfeit” and reflects “obvious safety… Read More

Today on the show: Meghan Vankosky, an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, explains what to look for when you sweep your crop; Dennis Lange, pulse and soybean production specialist with Manitoba Agriculture describes how to evaluate your soybean stand; and, Resident agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, is in to answer all your agronomic questions…. Read More

Following consultation with the food and agriculture industries along with individual Canadians, the federal government has announced the first-ever national food policy for Canada. The policy seeks to address reliable access to healthy food, especially for children, and to reduce food waste, according to a press release. Canadian food waste tips the scales at more… Read More

As tensions remain high between China and North American countries, it appears as though China will be taking another step to strengthen inspections of imported meat from Canada. The news broke Tuesday afternoon from RealAg Radio regular, Kelsey Johnson of Reuters. In her article, she points out: A Canadian agriculture ministry notice seen by Reuters… Read More