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
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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
Low salmon returns and shutdown of canning operations create bleak outlook for industry. Source: CBC News | August 14, 2017
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
“‘We need to start looking at hunger in residential schools as a real predictor of long-term health problems” says researcher, Ian Mosby. Source: CBC News | August 13, 2017
North Saanich Food and Farm Festival runs Aug. 18 to 20. Source: Victoria News | August 13, 2017