Citing Monsanto is Lazy and Ignorant

I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m pro-GMO. I laud genetic engineering across my social media platforms. I subscribe to the Genetic Literacy Project, and I have a major girl crushes on SciBabe and Kavin Senapathy. I think genetic engineering and gene editing have tremendous potential in food production, whether it’s to combat diseases […]

Chickens Eating Bugs Eating Garbage

Sustainability is a word and concept bandied about with little concern about its actual meaning. My education in agriculture and livestock production taught me that sustainable food production considered a variety of factors – environmental and human impacts, whether that’s related to conservation or maintaining the livelihood of a nation’s farmers whilst feeding the world. […]

Cheesy Wood Pulp?!

You may have heard, in the news, that an American cheese company has been caught with its pants down. This company sold grated parmesan cheese with the assumption that it contained parmesan cheese and only parmesan cheese. Well, it turns out that there was zero parmesan cheese and a small percentage of cellulose. There were […]

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I were out with friends at the Pig & Duke Neighbourhood Pub. It happens to be one of our favourite pubs, and it’s one that never disappoints. While we were there, the owner of the pub approached us and, after some time conversing, he invited the table to […]

The Saskatoon Farm

Okay, I’ve been slacking. I apologize. It’s been a bit of a tumultuous week, and last weekend, my partner and I replaced the rear rotors and brake pads on my new-to-me vehicle. You’ll recall that my vehicle was stolen – click here to read my open letter to the thief. I’m one of those weirdos that names […]

Egg Farmers of Alberta Farm Tour – v. Foodie

Before I begin, I must disclose that I work for the Egg Farmers of Alberta. While inherently biased towards modern agriculture, I am a strong believer in food choice. Some consumers dislike all caged systems, citing welfare concerns. That’s okay – we work with all producers caring for more than 300 laying hens, and this includes […]

Eating and Stampeding

The Calgary Stampede dubs itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. For ten days, Calgary is transformed into a haven for cowboys and cowgirls. Stetsons and Wranglers become appropriate business attire, country and pop music stars grace the city with their presence, and rodeo champions compete for belt buckles in one of the largest […]

Classic Pancakes

Pancakes. They’re perfect for brunch on a lazy Sunday morning, over cups of coffee and a favoured blog or crossword puzzle. They’re known to improve a sad demeanor caused by reckless abandon and a headache-y hangover. And, in Calgary, they’re THE breakfast food of the Calgary Stampede. Community associations, non-profit organizations, and politicians hold pancake […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

In my never-ending journey to eat and live healthy, I’m always on the prowl for clean-eating recipes. I know, eating clean sounds a bit insane (no sugar, no processed foods, etc.) and demoralizing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s difficult to revert to pre-packaged meals. There is added motivation to eating healthy and […]

Testing Egg Shell Quality

At the Egg Farmers of Alberta, we hold regional producer meetings,so we can share news about the industry, whether it’s from consumer groups, our colleagues at the Egg Farmers of Canada, or information about upcoming programs and events. These meetings are held in January and June, and this week, we held our June regional meetings […]