CAN YOU TRUST THAT ORGANIC LABEL? . . . GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS LNGL PURCHASE . . . SOLAR POWER SURGING TO FOREFRONT . . . WHEN WILL WE TAKE MEDICINAL HONEY SERIOUSLY? . . . PARTNERS IN INNOVATION WELCOME PBR AMENDMENTS . . .
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CAN YOU TRUST THAT ORGANIC LABEL ON IMPORTED FOOD?
Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth. Peter Laufer, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn't just wonder. He’s an outright skeptic, especially because the organic label seems to him like a license to raise prices. And also because those products are arriving through supply chains that stretch to far corners of the world. (read more)
GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS LNGL PURCHASE OF BEAR HEAD SITE
Source: N.S. Dept of Energy
Government is congratulating Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (LNGL) on its proposal to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Bear Head, just outside Port Hawkesbury. The Australia-based company announced an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Bear Head LNG Corp. from Anadarko Petroleum. The sale is expected to close before the end of August. LNGL will make the site an LNG export facility, with possible future expansion, based on the market. (read more)
SOLAR POWER SURGING TO FOREFRONT OF CANADIAN ENERGY
Source: The Globe and Mail
The action on large solar projects is taking place only in Ontario, where pro-renewable-energy government policies essentially subsidize solar installations. In what was once a rocky hayfield in southeastern Ontario, a very 21st-century type of farm is taking shape. (read more)
WHEN WILL WE TAKE MEDICINAL HONEY SERIOUSLY?
Honey is now regularly being shown to kill superbugs in the laboratory and save patients’ limbs on hospital wards, but why is its medicinal use still so limited in the UK? The antibacterial properties of honey have long been known, both ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians are said to have valued it and it was used in the treatment of wounds right up to World War II. (read more)
PARTNERS IN INNOVATION WELCOME PROGRESS ON PBR AMENDMENTS
Source: Island Farmer
Partners in Innovation is very pleased that much anticipated changes to Canada’s Plant Breeders’ Rights legislation as proposed in Bill C-18: the Agricultural Growth Act, passed Second Reading in the House of Commons and have been referred to the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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AG MINISTERS GATHER
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