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Getting people on the bandwagon could work in agriculture’s favour when it comes to combating food waste, Lois Schultz argued in her prizewinning speech at the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture’s national competition. The Grade 11 student has been a member of the Coal Lake Light Horse 4-H club for the past six years and is in the Rosebrier 4-H Beef Club this year.

We have the ability to do something about food waste

Lois Schultz of Wetaskiwin won top honours in the 2017 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last month. Here is her prizewinning speech. Seven hundred and fifty million is a huge number. But it seems even more gigantic when you discover that it represents the number of […] Read more

Irradiated ground beef, such as these burger patties, is expected to have a lower potential presence of harmful pathogens such as E. coli.

No uproar over irradiation proposal

When irradiating ground beef was first proposed in 2002, consumers were wary

The expected consumer outcry over irradiated ground beef has been more of a whisper — a complete sea change from the early 2000s when the technology was first proposed. “Many consumer groups are receptive to the concept, much more so than 14 years ago when Health Canada was seriously considering moving forward on this,” said […] Read more