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Agriculture in the Classroom in a pickle over GM apple

An Agriculture in the Classroom webinar drew fire last week because of its content involving the controversial Arctic Apple, a variety genetically modified to be non-browning. Source: Western Producer | March 23, 2017

Food self-reliance declining in southwest B.C., Kwantlen study finds

Maintaining and improving southwest B.C.’s food self-reliance in the coming decades will require a radical overhaul of the way we farm and a rethink of our export-driven food economy, according to a report by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Source: Vancouver Sun | March 24, 2017

Gov’t accused of weakening salmon conservation policy

In a recent public meeting, salmon advocacy group Watershed Watch Salmon Society voiced concerns the DFO was stalling and trying to rewrite a policy that activists say would help preserve salmon throughout B.C. Source: Squamish Chief | March 23, 2017

Canada’s dirty little food secrets

The unfortunate truth is that Canada is lagging behind much of the world in all kinds of food-related issues from food security to food waste to the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Source: Kingston Whig | March 23, 2017