LOCAL OYSTER FARMER FINALIST IN CANADIAN AWARD CONTEST . . . “HOLLYWOOD SHARK” LAWYER TAKES ON MONSANTO . . . PAPER EXCELLENCE WILL BE HERE FOR A CENTURY, SAYS EXECUTIVE . . . N.S. AQUACULTURE NEEDS BETTER RISK MANAGEMENT: AUDITOR GENERAL . . . J.D. IRVING, PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER SUBSIDIES ARE IN U.S. CROSSHAIRS . . .
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LOCAL OYSTER FARMER FINALIST IN CANADIAN AWARD CONTEST
A hardworking West Prince entrepreneur has been given the opportunity to compete for a prestigious award. Martin O’Brian the President of Cascumpec Bay Oyster Company Ltd has been chosen as a finalist for the Business Development Bank of Canada’s 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award (BDC). According to the BDC website, this contest rewards outstanding Canadian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35. The grand prize of $100,000 is awarded to the recipient based partially on public vote (online), and partially on the score given by a national deciding committee. (read more)
“HOLLYWOOD SHARK” LAWYER TAKES ON MONSANTO
Source: Epoch Times
When genetic engineering first came on to the food science scene a few decades ago, it promised the consumer many new possibilities. Since then, a few novel inventions have come and gone, but the bulk of biotechnology has been focused on a feature the consumer never sees: weed management. The vast majority of the corn, soy, and canola sold in the United States today has been genetically engineered with a single trait: to survive exposure from an herbicide called glyphosate. This chemical is perhaps better known by the Monsanto trade name, Roundup, but today several biotechnology companies sell glyphosate. Most of the world’s supply now comes from Chinese manufacturers. (read more)
PAPER EXCELLENCE WILL BE HERE FOR A CENTURY, SAYS EXECUTIVE
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
On the occasion of the re-start of Paper Excellence’s Chetwynd pulp mill, the media-shy company opened up a bit in an interview with Business in Vancouver. The company’s deputy CEO, Pedro Chang, said the company is in Canada for the long haul. “Many pulp manufacturers look at the pulp industry (to be in) sunset,” Chang told the magazine. “Paper Excellence, our vision is different. We look at it as sunrise. We will be here for a century – as far as Asia continues emerging.” While there is a family connection between Paper Excellence and Asia Pulp and Paper (Jackson Widjaja is the son of Teguh Widjaja, chairman of Sinar Mas Group, which owns APP), Chang told Business in Vancouver that Paper Excellence is not a subsidiary of either company. (read more)
N.S. AQUACULTURE NEEDS BETTER RISK MANAGEMENT: AUDITOR GENERAL
Source: The Chronicle Herald
A disease outbreak could occur at an aquaculture operation without the provincial government knowing because there is no provincial regulatory requirement for operators to report fish disease outbreaks. That is just one of the findings in auditor general Michael Pickup’s June report, released Thursday. (read more)
J.D. IRVING, PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER SUBSIDIES ARE IN U.S. CROSSHAIRS
The U.S. government is investigating whether to impose trade sanctions on paper exports from the Maritimes because of industrial subsidies that producers receive from the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia governments. The U.S. International Trade Commission said in a preliminary ruling in April that American paper manufacturers have been hurt by the low price of subsidized paper coming from J.D. Irving Ltd. and Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia. (read more)
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