HOMEMADE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT SIX CANADIAN FOOD MANUFACTURERS . . . HILLCREEK FARM WINS INNOVATION AWARD . . . GUIDE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS IN NOVA SCOTIA . . . INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LOBSTER CATCHES AND FINFISH AQUACULTURE IN PORT MOUTON BAY, N.S. . . . TEXT OF CANADA–EU DEAL REVEALED! . . .
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HOMEMADE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT SIX CANADIAN FOOD MANUFACTURERS
Source: The Globe & Mail
Okay, so you might never hear anyone utter the words, “as Canadian as canned tomatoes,” but our domestic food manufacturing sector is worth upwards of $92-billion each year, and it’s largely populated by small and mid-sized companies – like the six we look at here. (read more)
HILLCREEK FARM WINS INNOVATION AWARD
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Hillcreek Family Farms of Grafton, Kings County, is the winner of the second annual Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award. The announcement was made last week at the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce dinner and award night in Berwick. The prize, valued at $35,000 in cash and in-kind services, will go toward helping Theo and Rosalie Hogeterp grow, process, and develop markets for cold-pressed pumpkin oil and pumpkin seeds for snack food. The Hogeterps cold-press culinary oil called camelina that is not genetically modified, and have recently started the same process with canola oil. (read more)
GUIDE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS IN NOVA SCOTIA
Getting ready to farm: licences, regulations, and memberships. Licences: The following licences and permits can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture: Beekeeper and Apiary Registration; Honey Bees Import Permit; Deer Farming Licence; Deer Processor Licence; Fur Farming Licence; Game Farm Licence; Meat Slaughtering and Processing Licence; Dairy Processor Licence; Milk Producer Licence; Milk Transporter Licence; Food Establishment Permit; Food Handler Certification; Other licences can be obtained from relevant producers’ organization. (read more)
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LOBSTER CATCHES AND FINFISH AQUACULTURE IN PORT MOUTON BAY, N.S.
Source: Friends of Port Mouton Bay
The Marine Pollution Bulletin Journal has published a study of fishermen’s participatory research on annual lobster catches in Port Mouton Bay, a sheltered bay on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. The seven-year study covered two periods of active finfish production, occurring before and after a fallow period. Fishermen recorded catches of market and seeded female lobsters between 2007 and 2013 during the last two weeks of May, a time when higher numbers of lobsters historically migrate into the bay. (read more)
TEXT OF CANADA–EU DEAL REVEALED!
Source: The Council of Canadians
The government finally released the text of the deal: more rights for corporations at the expense of citizens. Longer patents for big pharmaceutical companies, meaning you pay more for the medicines that you and your family need. Restrictions on municipal governments favoring local companies, meaning fewer jobs in your community. And a clause that allows corporations to challenge government regulations with hefty lawsuits, meaning weaker rules to protect your health and environment. But the deal is vulnerable. Opposition is building in Europe. Just yesterday, Germany's economy minister said his government wouldn't sign CETA unless the corporate lawsuit provisions were removed. (read more)
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