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
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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
American and Canadian agriculture and environment officials are joining forces to address water quality issues in a Washington River that have been blamed on farmers, including those in British Columbia. Source: Aldergrove Star | March 24, 2017
Health Canada’s proposal leaves untouched several alternative insecticides that are chemically similar, equally toxic, but newer, patented and more expensive. Source: National Observer | March 23, 2017
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
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