The solution remains. Invite land-based investment if BC is committed to growing farm salmon and use the rapidly developing genomic science to allow wild salmon to inform us where we need to strategically get out of their way. Source: Watershed Sentinel | April 12, 2019
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“As you see the price of food going up and the problems we have with contaminated food and chemicals in food (…) more and more people will be wanting be involved in gardens and grow their own food,” says Councillor Harold Steves.
Health Canada said it doesn’t see any need for a mandatory label to allow consumers to spot the genetically modified fish, but existing producers have said they may call for that to change. Source: Kelowna Now | April 11, 2019
John Helin, mayor of the Lax Kw’alaams Band near Prince Rupert, painted a grim picture of his Indigenous community as he spoke to the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans – how members are struggling to make a living, and his experience with fisheries enforcement officers “racially profiling” members. Source: Salmon Arm Observer | April 10, 2019
“All the forest is either burnt or logged all around us. What used to be a plentiful supply of game is gone. Mainstream society has tickets to capture (wildlife) too.” Source: National Observer | April 10, 2019
“Food insecurity is a real concern, a big public health concern,” said community nutrition researcher and registered dietitian Rosanne Blanchet. “We’re seeing that food insecurity is affecting children’s mental health and that can have long-term consequences. It affects their life chances.” Source: folio | April 10, 2019