UNB LUMBERJILL PREPARES TEAM FOR SEASON’S FIRST COMPETITION … THE ETHICAL MEAT WORKSHOP SERIES … COULD A MUSHROOM SAVE THE HONEYBEE? … CHEESE MADE FROM CASHEWS SHREDS THE COMPETITION … HOW WILL THE TPP AFFECT THE US LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY?…
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UNB LUMBERJILL PREPARES TEAM FOR SEASON’S FIRST COMPETITION
The president of the UNB Woodsmens Team is busy getting the teams ready for the first competition of the season, the 50th annual UNB Woodsmen Competition. Kendra King says she's not a stereotypical woodsmen but adds lumberjills are becoming more common across the country. (read more)
THE ETHICAL MEAT WORKSHOP SERIES
In partnership with Perennia, Getaway Farms, and The Nova Scotia Community College, ACORN presents The Ethical Meat Workshop Series! December 7 – Day One: Ethical Beef and The Profitable Cattle Farm December 8 – Day Two: Ethical Pork and The Profitable Hog Farm These sessions will be led by Meredith Leigh, author of the recently published Ethical Meat Handbook (www.mereleighfood.com). (read more)
COULD A MUSHROOM SAVE THE HONEYBEE?
Honeybees need a healthy diet of pollen, nectar, and water. But at a bee laboratory in eastern Washington State, Steve Sheppard fills their feeding tubes with murky brown liquid from the forest. His bees are getting a healthy dose of mushroom juice. (read more)
CHEESE MADE FROM CASHEWS SHREDS THE COMPETITION
Source: The Globe and Mail
They’re an unlikely trio: Fauxmagerie Zengarry makes cheeses from cashews, City MiniMix Concrete Inc. delivers small batches of wet cement, and GoFish Cam Inc. sells underwater camera technology that attaches to fishing lines to capture the action beneath the surface.
What do these enterprises have in common? They’ve won bragging rights – and prizes worth $5,000 each – to being the three most promising startups in this year’s Small Business Challenge Contest, a national competition sponsored by The Globe and Mail and Telus Corp. (read more)
HOW WILL THE TPP AFFECT THE US LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY?
Source: The BeefSite.com
What will the recently signed TPP agreement mean for the U.S. livestock industry? What will it mean for beef and pork producers and what implications does it have for packers, retailers, foodservice operators and, ultimately, the U.S. consumers? They are good questions and it is unlikely we will have a complete answer for them in the near future. We have yet to see the full text of the agreement and often the devil lies in the details, especially when we are dealing with an agreement that covers 40 percent of world GDP and one third of global trade. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
U.S. RELEASES SOME TPP MEAT-INDUSTRY DETAIL
CONDITIONS SOUR FOR CALIFORNIA’S DAIRY FARMERS
CALIFORNIA ADOPTS STRICTEST LIMITS ON LIVESTOCK ANTIBIOTICS