WHY DID VITAMINS DISAPPEAR FROM NON-GMO BREAKFAST CEREAL? . . . PETITION RE CHANGES TO THE FISHERIES ACT . . . THE MACPHAIL WOODS RESTORE AN ACRE INITIATIVE . . . DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO N.B. FARMS . . . LOOKING FOR YOUR INPUT – TEMPORARY ROAD SIGNAGE SURVEY . . .
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WHY DID VITAMINS DISAPPEAR FROM NON-GMO BREAKFAST CEREAL?
Remember when Cheerios and Grape-Nuts went GMO-free? That was about a year ago, when their corporate creators announced that these products would no longer contain ingredients made from genetically modified organisms like common types of corn, soybeans, or sugar beets. When they actually arrived on supermarket shelves, though, there was a mysterious change in their list of ingredients. Four vitamins that previously had been added to Grape-Nuts – vitamins A, D, B-12 and B-2 (also known as riboflavin) – were gone. Riboflavin vanished from Cheerios. (read more)
PETITION RE CHANGES TO THE FISHERIES ACT
Attached is a link (LINK TO PDF LETTER HERE) to an open letter to Prime Minister Harper asking that the Federal Cabinet not proceed with the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act which would exempt the aquaculture industry from regulations concerning the release of deleterious substances into the aquatic environment. An ad-hoc committee of concerned business leaders, fishing associations, scientists, and environmentalists is attempting to bring public attention to these changes and hopefully stop them. The intention is to gather the signatures of other prominent Canadians in their respective fields and to make the letter public in early 2015. If you are interested in adding your name to this initiative please respond by December 10.
THE MACPHAIL WOODS RESTORE AN ACRE INITIATIVE
Source: Macphail Woods
Prince Edward Island was once home to ancient hemlock and White pine trees shading deep freshwater streams flowing to the sea. Though Black bears and lynx no longer ramble through our woodlands, there still are stunning examples of native forests in pockets across the province. Healthy Acadian forests are profoundly diverse and unique ecosystems, with tree species that can live up to 450 years. They are rich in wildlife, from Great Horned owls to Red-backed salamanders. These forests clean air and water, store carbon, provide excellent wildlife habitat, and offer a myriad of recreational opportunities. (read more)
DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO N.B. FARMS
Source: FCC New Brunswick farms damaged during July’s post-tropical storm Arthur are eligible to apply for assistance through a recently announced Disaster Financial Assistance Program. Paul Bradley with the province’s department of public safety says to qualify, farms must have yearly gross revenues of at least $4,800, but no more than $2 million, and employ no more than the equivalent of 20 full-time workers. It must also be an owner-operated enterprise where the individual owner-operator is acting as a day-to-day manager and owns at least 50 percent of the business. (read more)
LOOKING FOR YOUR INPUT – TEMPORARY ROAD SIGNAGE SURVEY
Farm Safety Nova Scotia submitted a resolution at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) AGM in 2011. The resolutions requested CASA support the facilitation of a process for the development of new agricultural signage at the National level to address left-turning equipment and other traffic related safety concerns with farm equipment. This project has been undertaken by a committee of the Transportation Association of Canada.
CASA is asking for input on the proposed signage. Answers will help guide CASA in developing recommendations to improve safety on Canada’s rural roads. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
PULP TOWNS’ CHALLENGE: CREATING NEW INDUSTRIES FROM ASHES OF OLD
FCC PRESENTS: A 2014 LOOK AT GLOBAL TRADE
NFU URGES WESTERN PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TO PURCHASE CWB ASSETS
NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE TO BE REDUCED BY 80 PERCENT IN ONTARIO