MODERN BEEKEEPER . . . CANADIAN APPLE GROWERS RAISE CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED VARIETIES . . . RESEARCH SUGGESTS GREEN CRAB IS RISKY BAIT FOR LOBSTER INDUSTRY . . . NOVA SCOTIA NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR SPECIES AT RISK, GROUP SAYS IN REPORT . . .
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CANADIAN APPLE GROWERS RAISE CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED VARIETIES
Source: Better Farming
Canadian apple growers are worried a genetically engineered apple from British Columbia that won’t turn brown when it’s cut open will make consumers think twice about the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week approved two genetically engineered apple varieties designed to resist browning developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits. (read more)
RESEARCH SUGGESTS GREEN CRAB IS RISKY BAIT FOR LOBSTER INDUSTRY
Recent research conducted by Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture indicates a high prevalence of a Green crab pathogen now being found in lobsters in some Atlantic Canadian locations. The pathogen, a primary pathogen of Green crab, correlates with increased use of Green crabs as lobster bait over the last several years. (read more)
NOVA SCOTIA NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR SPECIES AT RISK, GROUP SAYS IN REPORT
Source; The Chronicle Herald
Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Department is not doing enough to protect mainland moose and other species at risk in the province, a local environmental law group says. In a report released last week, the East Coast Environmental Law Association and the Environmental Law Students’ Society at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, allege the department has not fulfilled its legal obligations under the Endangered Species Act with respect to 20 of Nova Scotia’s 37 endangered or threatened species. “Nova Scotia’s mainland moose, listed as endangered in 2003, is an example of a species possibly threatened by the province’s shortcomings under the Act,” the 11 page-report, “Protected on Paper Only,” said. (read more)
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