Microbial products show yield hikes possible

Using naturally occurring bacteria and fungi to enhance soil fertility and crop yields could help feed growing population

Microbial products are about to play an important role in boosting worldwide food security, said a manager of a leading biological products company. “The things that we will find and identify in the (BioAg) Alliance … are going to make an impact on how people can eat — soon,” Michael Frodyma, senior manager for Novozymes, […] Read more


Biotech a tough sell in Europe

Europe isn’t about to change its stance on genetically modified crops any time soon or stop exerting its influence on developing nations, says a supporter of the technology. Stuart Smyth, industry funded research chair in agri-food innovation at the University of Saskatchewan’s agriculture college, said the European Parliament is heavily influenced by environmental groups opposed […] Read more


GM seen key to food security: poll

Debate at the Mobilization to the Developing World Conference discussed need for genetically modified crops

The audience was clearly in the “yes” camp as four experts set out to debate the need for genetically modified crops at a food security conference held last week in Saskatoon. The IQ2 debate, moderated by journalist Rex Murphy, kicked off the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security: Mobilization to the Developing World Conference organized […] Read more



IQ2 debate kicks off Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference

World class experts have converged on Saskatoon to speak at the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security: Mobilization to the Developing World Conference organized by the Global Institute for Food Security. The two-and-a-half-day conference began with the highly anticipated IQ2 debate, moderated by Rex Murphy, Canadian writer and journalist. The debate began with the audience […] Read more