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Sea Lice Plagues Return and Threat to Wild Salmon Increases

Major sea lice epidemics have erupted on Atlantic salmon fish farms on Vancouver Island’s west coast over the last three months, according to industry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and independent reports. Source: Tyee | June 11, 2019

Homes allowed on ALR

There has been some concerns over changes made to the Agricultural Land Reserve regarding housing on farm land, but the province wants to set the record straight. Source: Castanet.ca | April 29, 2019

Do you actually know what’s for dinner tonight? We are all victims of food fraud

“We’ve all been victims of food fraud, whether we realize it or not,” says Sylvain Charlebois, professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University. “There are two layers to the food fraud problem. One is the socio-economics of food, basically seeing many companies selling food at a lower price. And secondly, public health: (if you) buy a product and in that product there are (unlisted) ingredients you’re allergic to… that’s a problem. Food fraud could kill people.” Source: National Post | November 8, 2018