EUROPEAN ACTIVISTS SAY THEY DON'T WANT ANY U.S. “CHLORINE CHICKEN” . . . RISI INDICES TO LAUNCH AN AUDITED PRICE REPORTING SYSTEM . . . SHEEP AND GOAT GRAZING SYMPOSIUM 2014 . . . FERMENTATION BASICS . . . TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP ON SAFE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, P.E.I. . . .
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EUROPEAN ACTIVISTS SAY THEY DON'T WANT ANY U.S. “CHLORINE CHICKEN”
Mute Schimpf doesn't want to eat American chicken. That’s because most U.S. poultry is chilled in antimicrobial baths that can include chlorine to keep salmonella and other bacteria in check. In Europe, chlorine treatment was banned in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer. “In Europe there is definitely a disgust about chlorinated chicken,” says Schimpf, a food activist with Friends of the Earth Europe, an environmental group. (read more)
RISI INDICES TO LAUNCH AN AUDITED PRICE REPORTING SYSTEM Source: RISI
RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced today the creation of RISI Indices, a new business division focused solely on price and market reporting. This new division, which will be completely separate from their forecasting and other businesses, will incorporate all of RISI’s existing news and price reporting staff and products. The new structure will support key improvements to RISI’s price reporting methodology. RISI Indices will immediately begin work on adopting standards for price reporting set by the International Organization for Securities Commissions (IOSCO), as well as best practices from FOEX and other commodity price reporting agencies (read more)
SHEEP AND GOAT GRAZING SYMPOSIUM 2014
The West-Central Forage Association is presenting the Sheep and Goat Grazing Symposium 2014 on October 15 and 16, 2014, at the Thorsby Community Hall, Thorsby, Alta. Topics to be covered include grazing principles, brush and weed management, virtual fencing, filling feed holes, and more. Speakers include: Dean Anderson – working as an animal scientist, and for the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Woody Lane – nationally-known livestock nutritionist and forage specialist who lives in Roseburg, Oregon; An Peischel – assistant professor and small ruminant extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tennessee State University. (read more)
Join Jody Zinner and Steve Wiseman of the Cumberland Food Action Network for an afternoon of fermenting fun! Sat., Nov. 1, 1-3 pm, Maggies Place, Amherst, N.S. Participants will learn how to make kombucha tea and a simple sauerkraut. Workshop is free of charge. (read more)
TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP ON SAFE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, P.E.I.
Source: Canadian Farmers with Disabilities Registry (CFWDR)
This training is being delivered by the Canadian Farmers with Disability Registry with the support of the FCC Ag Safety Fund administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association with funding from Farm Credit Canada. It is geared toward anyone involved in the agricultural industry that is require to communicate safe farm practices to youth, agricultural workers, volunteers, and the general public. Tuesday, November 25 from 9am to 4pm, Charlottetown, P.E.I. (read more)
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PESKY MOSQUITOES PLAGUE ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE