P.E.I DAIRY DAY . . . GLV SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE SALE OF PULP AND PAPER DIVISION . . . PANAMA FINES GM FISH COMPANY WITH CANADIAN OPERATION FOR VIOLATING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS . . . UGLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE FINALLY FINDING A HOME . . . TWO NFU BOARD MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP . . .
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P.E.I DAIRY DAY
Current topics for today’s dairy producer. December 2, 2014, 9:30am - 3pm, Rodd’s Royalty Inn, Charlottetown. (read more)
GLV SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE SALE OF PULP AND PAPER DIVISION
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Shareholders of GLV adopted a resolution approving the sale of GLV's Pulp & Paper Division to 9027173 Canada Inc., a corporation owned by Richard Verreault, the president and chief executive officer of GLV and Laurent Verreault, the executive chairman of the board of GLV, members of the founding family of GL&V. A resolution approving the company’s name change from GLV Inc. to Ovivo Inc. was adopted as well. (read more)
PANAMA FINES GM FISH COMPANY WITH CANADIAN OPERATION FOR VIOLATING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
The Government of Panama has fined the company AquaBounty for breaching numerous national environmental laws during its ongoing research and development of a genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. The GM fish eggs were shipped from Canada, provoking fears of environmental contamination in both countries. “This is an incredibly risky technology that threatens the future of wild Atlantic salmon,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “These corporate violations expose how easy it would be for containment of this GM fish to fail.” The small U.S. company AquaBounty operates a facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where it produces GM salmon eggs that are shipped to Panama for further research and development. At the end of last year, the Minister of the Environment approved the production of the GM fish and fish eggs in Canada, but the company also hopes to get approval soon to produce the GM fish in Panama, and to sell the fish on the market in Canada and the U.S. If approved for human consumption in Canada or the U.S., the salmon would be the first GM animal in the world to be produced for food. (read more)
UGLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE FINALLY FINDING A HOME
Source: The Globe and Mail
For years, the ugly ducklings of the harvest gathered by Alberta’s Red Hat Co-op – crooked cucumbers, scarred and mottled tomatoes, and sunburnt peppers – were shipped to the dump or sold to Hutterite colonies at cost; hundreds of pounds of perfectly tasty produce bypassing the market, all because it wasn’t pretty enough for retail shelves. (read more)
TWO NFU BOARD MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP
Source: NFU NB
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is honored to announce that two of its board members have been recognized as leaders through 21inc in 2014 – 2015. Rébeka Fraser-Chiasson and Emily Shapiro participated this month in a province wide tour with the other 19 recognized leaders from New Brunswick. (read more)
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