A private member’s bill that aims to allow for manufacturers in certain circumstances to circumvent digital locks on computer programs or hardware — such as a new million dollar-plus combine — has stalled in the Canadian Senate after receiving unanimous approval in the House of Commons last spring. Bill C-294, introduced by Saskatchewan MP Jeremy… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Carlo Dade with the Canada West Foundation and Anthony Rosborough of Dalhousie University on Bill C-294; Jordan Underhill with the Canadian Dairy XPO and being back for another year; Steve Verheul on Canada steering though the muck… Read More

Variable rate technology has been slow to establish on a broad-scale in agriculture, but there is always more to learn about the technology and its applications. Arnold Schumann is a researcher and professor with the University of Florida and adjunct professor at Dalhousie University working on agricultural applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in berry and… Read More

The 11th annual Canada’s Food Price Report forecasts an overall price increase of three to five per cent for the upcoming year — which equates to roughly $695 per household. Dalhousie University, along with  24 collaborators from multiple universities, published the report which predicts the most significant increases in food prices will be in the… Read More

Originally set to be released in early 2020, but delayed because of the COVID-19 shutdown, a joint report between University of Guelph and Dalhousie University sets a path forward for Canada’s “ailing” dairy sector. Co-authored by Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, Jean-Luc Lemieux, and Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in… Read More

If 2019 was the year of plant-based protein, perhaps 2020 can be the year of celebrating choice. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, with Dalhousie University, recently spoke at the CropSphere conference at Saskatoon, Sask., about food choices, plant-based protein, and consumer trends. Overall, he says, plant protein made a huge splash in 2019 as evidenced by several… Read More

A new study shows the average Canadian family will pay $487 more on food in 2020. Canada’s Food Price Report was released this week by the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute (AFI) in collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab. The forecast shows the average Canadian household total grocery bill will rise to $12,667…. Read More

Canadians may not be optimistic about agri-food becoming a primary topic for the upcoming election, but they are thinking about some perhaps surprising agriculture and food-related issues. A survey of 1,524 Canadians, conducted Sept 9 by Angus Reid Global and Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, looked to gauge Canadians’ opinion on where they ranked agriculture… Read More

By Dr. Sylvain Charlebois With the SNC Lavalin debacle and the subsequent resignation of Liberal politicians, here’s the score so far: two cabinet ministers, one MP, two senior bureaucrats, including the Clerk of the Privy Council Office, and it’s probably not over. The SNC Lavalin case refuses to go away and has been garnering global media… Read More

Following the recent release of Canada’s Food Guide, Dalhousie University launched a survey to judge awareness, understanding, and affordability of the new guide. Led by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, senior director at the Dalhousie University Agrifood Analytics Lab, the study suggests that although more than one-quarter of those surveyed say the new Food Guide recommendations are not affordable,… Read More

 

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