SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES . . . NEW 50% LOCAL FOOD CLUB TO LAUNCH . . . HAY GRID FEEDERS CAN REDUCE HORSES' INTAKE . . . FORTRESS PAPER’S Q2 LOSS MOSTLY DUE TO DISSOLVING PULP . . .
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SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES
Source: Dal News
From urban trees to boreal forests, Dalhousie researchers are exploring our many connections to and uses for green space, from feeding our souls to fuelling our economies…. Robert France, in the Faculty of Agriculture’s Department of Environmental Science, is finishing a 10-year multidisciplinary project on the boreal forest, the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem which spans 10 countries. Dr. France hopes to better understand the impacts of clear cuts on lakes. (read more)
NEW 50% LOCAL FOOD CLUB TO LAUNCH
Source: Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative
For the month of September, many Nova Scotians will have something new on
their table: a 50 percent local diet. The goal of the 50% Local Food Club, a joint initiative of local food advocates and organizations province-wide, is to increase purchasing and consumption of locally grown food in our province – and everyone will reap the benefits. (read more)
FORTRESS PAPER’S Q2 LOSS MOSTLY DUE TO DISSOLVING PULP
Source: Pulp& Paper Canada
Fortress Paper Ltd. reported a 2014 second quarter EBITDA loss of $6.0 million. The dissolving pulp segment generated EBITDA loss of $4.2 million while the security paper products segment generated EBITDA loss of $0.4 million. Corporate costs contributed $1.4 million to EBITDA loss. (read more)
HAY GRID FEEDERS CAN REDUCE HORSES' INTAKE
How can we lengthen meal time while reducing calorie intake in obese horses? It might seem like a daunting task, but University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) researchers think they’ve found a solution: a hay grid feeder.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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STEERS AND HEIFERS CONTINUED TO SELL AT STEADY PRICES
EPA RESTRICTS USE OF METHOMYL INSECTICIDE
AQUAPONICS THE FUTURE OF FOOD FOR N.B. STARTUP