Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a co-investment into the second phase of Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance, alongside partners Pulse Canada and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan. The National Index on Agri-Food Performance is focused on developing a set of sustainability indicators and metrics related to… Read More

When your family is heavily involved with agriculture and politics, you’re sure to have some involvement in either of those areas; or for our guest today, a combination of the two. Alanna Koch, board chair for the Global Institute for Food Security and leader in agriculture, joins us for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams… Read More

After a year of building, prototyping, and delivering services to select customers and partners, the Omics and Precision Agricultural Laboratory (OPAL) has been launched by the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). OPAL was founded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, and… Read More

Two very familiar names within the agriculture industry in Western Canada now lead the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS). This month, Alanna Koch was elected chair of GIFS, while Dr. Lorne Babiuk was elected vice-chair, by the board of directors. Koch was unanimously welcomed back by the GIFS board back in June of this year… Read More

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) was created to “help deliver transformative innovation to agriculture in both the developed and the developing world.” Every second year, the Saskatoon-based organization hosts the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference, and this year I was on hand to take it all in. On the agenda was… Read More

When it comes to potential “step changes” toward higher global crop yields, there are several areas where we could see major developments in the next decade or two, says the of the Saskatoon-based Global Institute for Food Security. The two big targets, as Maurice Moloney shared at the 2016 Agriculture Biosciences Innovation Conference in Fargo,… Read More

Genetic resistance to clubroot is breaking down in western Canada, Bt traits are losing efficacy in the States and weeds such as palmer amaranth and kochia are swiftly becoming resistant to glyphosate. Is biotechnology really offering sustainable solutions to agricultural woes? According to Maurice Moloney, group executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, though western Canadian farmers… Read More


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