DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES REPORTS OF DEBRIS . . . FORESTS ARE “KEY FEATURE” OF FOOD SECURITY LANDSCAPE . . . TPP THE END OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT? . . . CO-OPS RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION TO SELL WHOLESALE FOOD AND GAS ASSETS . . .
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DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES REPORTS OF DEBRIS
Source: N.S. Dept of Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is looking into reports of debris from an aquaculture site on St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County. Department staff have contacted the operator and confirmed there are no fish at the site. (read more)
FORESTS ARE “KEY FEATURE” OF FOOD SECURITY LANDSCAPE
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The study says that tree-based farming provides resilience against extreme weather events, which can wipe out traditional food crops. It warns that policies focusing on traditional agriculture often overlook the role forest farming could play. The findings were presented at the UN Forum on Forests in New York, U.S.A. (read more)
TPP THE END OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT?
Source: The Western Producer
The supply management debate is reaching a tipping point as Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations heat up, says a policy analyst. Protection of Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg sectors is under increased scrutiny as the centrepiece of the TPP deal nears completion, said Brian Crowley, managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. (read more)
CO-OPS RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION TO SELL WHOLESALE FOOD AND GAS ASSETS
Source: West Prince Graphic
The Board of Directors for Co-op Atlantic recently recommended to its member-owners that the organization negotiate wholesale supply agreements with Sobeys to ensure their long-term success moving forward, said a recent release. This recommendation follows several months of operational and financial review which determined that this is the best course of action for long-term viability of member-owners. “It’s a positive move,” said Darren MacKinnon, manager of the O’Leary Co-op. (read more)
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