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New federal legislation is sowing a rift between seed developers and farmers

The Agricultural Growth Act was enacted in February >

Lacking Lifeblood: Why the province’s biotech sector is still searching for capital

“The future for Alberta’s life sciences industry remains bright” >

Wheat Brain

GMOs, genetically engineered products, Frankenfoods: Whatever you call them, they’re an emotive topic >

Go Local: Alberta’s Farmers’ Markets

The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association lists 89 markets on its website >

One for the Honey: Alberta’s Beekeepers

Alberta’s beekeepers have to contend with long winters, harmful pesticides and dangerous pests – oh, and run a business while they’re at it >

Conscience Costs: Some farmers ignore industry standards

A year ago, the Calgary Co-op resolved to phase out “intensive confinement cages” for pigs and chickens. But it’s just not that easy >

Mead in Alberta

How the traditional practice of turning honey into wine is finding new life >

Where’s the Beef (Going)? The U.S. is effectively denying market access for Alberta’s beef

Despite two rulings in Canada’s favour at the World Trade Organization >

We’ve all read the claims on food labels — but what do they really mean?

“Organic,” “free range,” “raised without hormones”: Albertans are inundated with claims about the origins of their food >

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