Tag: Cami Ryan

Farmers as Influencers: Consumers Aren’t Your Target Market

We’re all consumers. We buy cars and trucks, clothes and electronics, seed and fertilizer, food and drinks. About 2% of the population, farmers, also create a very personal consumable — food and food ingredients. Roughly 8% of our population, that is the amount of us involved in the agriculture industry, have a pretty good handle… Read more »

FarmTech14 Preview – Cami Ryan – Engaging in Complex Biotech Conversations

Starting and participating in ag and food conversations can be difficult and intimidating. Misrepresentation of industry in the media (Chipotle, Panera Bread and A&W), issues like mad cow disease, avian flu virus, and the XL food scandal, not to mention the controversies around genetically modified foods make for a very complex conversation terrain. Follow Cami… Read more »

An Agvocate’s Guide to Effective Communication

It’s not every day that you get to meet two Twitter legends, let alone convince them to let you videotape the discussion that ensues. I was just so lucky last week, when I met Cami Ryan (@doccamiryan), researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, and Michele Payn-Knoper (@mpaynknoper), professional speaker and founder of Cause Matters Corp…. Read more »

10 ‘Reasoned’ Responses to “10 Reasons Why We Don’t Need GMOs”

By Cami Ryan You may have run across this article “10 Reasons We Don’t Need GM Foods” on the FoodConsumer website.  It’s been making its rounds on social media (Facebook and Twitter). I would like to address some of the inaccuracies in this article – point by point: 1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis… Read more »

Before You Decide to Egg-liminate From Your Diet…..

Online news feeds, morning programs and other sources in North America are airing some version of this headline: “Egg yolks are as bad for you as cigarettes”. Dr. David Spence and colleagues from the University of Western Ontario in Canada conducted this research. The results state that eating egg yolks accelerates placquing of arteries in a… Read more »

“How Are You Going?” – Crop Updates 2011, Perth Australia

By Dr. Cami Ryan, University of Saskatchewan Currently on hiatus in Perth and working on a research project with the Institute of Agriculture at University of Western Australia (UWA), I had the opportunity to the attend Crop Updates 2011. Crop Updates 2011 is Western Australia’s premier agronomic event and is sponsored by the Department of… Read more »