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
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Retailers have started using drones to deliver products to customers in remote parts of Canada, and with companies around the world improving drone-delivery systems, an increasing number of Canadians are likely to soon be able to receive purchases by drone. Source: Burnaby Now | May 16, 2019
The decision says the Aboriginal and treaty rights recognized in the constitution involve recognizing Indigenous perspectives on pre-contact and present-day customs alongside the Crown’s needs to meet the interests of modern-day Canada. Source: National Post | May 2, 2019
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
UBC researcher Claire Tugault-Lafleur said people are eating less fruits and vegetables, because food insecurity — where access to healthy foods is limited because of financial constraints — is on the rise.
“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