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Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain

Critics say Canada’s program for temporary farmworkers is poorly supervised, leaving workers vulnerable to exploitation by employers, often denied the Canadian labor benefits they are entitled to and at risk of deportation if they complain about employment conditions. Source: New York Times | August 13, 2017

Ucluelet’s first community garden close to completion

The communal food-growing space has been a long time coming with several past attempts drying out before Ucluelet’s municipal council got behind an initiative pitched by the Ucluelet Local Food Society in the winter of 2016. Source: Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News | August 14, 2017

Listen: Would you eat genetically modified fish? You may have already

In early August, American company AquaBounty Technologies revealed that it’s sold more than 5 tonnes of GM salmon in Canada since it was approved for sale here in May 2016. It’s the first time genetically modified animal products have been sold to the public anywhere. Source: CBC Radio | August 14, 2017