Global Food Security Conference – 2018

Can’t make it to Saskatoon for three days of biotechnology discussion focused on building a sustainable and secure food environment for the planet? We can help. You can view it live here. The Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security conference in Saskatoon brings together some of the most interesting and influential people working in food […] Read more

Michael Frodyma, senior manager for Novozymes North America Inc., told the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference about exciting possibilities in microbials as a tool for sustainable agriculture.  |  Tennessa Wild photo

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

Restrictions on biotechnology are causing starvation in some parts of the world and preventing farmers in the developing world from using modern tools to improve nutrition and yields, said Ruth Oniang’o, editor-in-chief and founder of Kenya’s African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, a non-governmental organization. She was a presenter at last week’s Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference in Saskatoon.  |  William DeKay photo

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


Rex Murphy moderates the IQ2 debate, Do we need biotechnology to feed 9 billion people? during the Emerging Techologies for Global Food Security Conference in Saskatoon.  |  William DeKay photo

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

The two-and-a-half-day conference began with the highly anticipated IQ2 debate on biotechnology, moderated by Rex Murphy, Canadian writer and journalist.

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