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Nova Scotia Farm Raises Locusts

A graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural School, Joy Hillier, wanted to fill a gap in the breeding range of her province. She has been involved in locust breeding, an insect that is increasingly popular because it is rich in…
Towerbirch Pipeline Will Go Through Farm Lands

Canadians have been told the environment must be protected for future generations while stimulating the economy and creating good middle-class jobs. The government is making responsible decisions about moving our energy resources to markets while investing in environmental technologies and supporting…
Ontario: Farmer Urges Sale of Raw Milk

OTTAWA – A farmer in eastern Ontario who is the subject to an order to stop selling raw milk hopes to convince the province’s authorities to let him continue. Since 2010, Michale Ilgert has been proposing unpasteurized milk from an…
Plants and mushrooms for soil decontamination

Maxime Fortin Faubert combines two approaches to decontaminating brownfield soils polluted with hydrocarbons and heavy metals: phytoremediation, using plants, and mycoremediation, using fungi. The Ph.D. student at the Université de Montréal’s Plant Biology Research Institute is testing the effectiveness of…
Thousands of chickens die in Chilliwack barn fire

Thousands of chickens perished in a fire in a barn in Chilliwack, a suburb of Vancouver. The fire ravaged the barn near the intersection of Keith Wilson Street and Hopedale Street early Wednesday. When the firefighters arrived at the scene,…
Raising Chickens For Eggs

Before  purchasing chickens , first check with the town hall or subdivision, as in some urban areas chicken farming is regulated. Rest assured, this is rare and you can have a few hens without harming the good relations of neighbors!…
Three GMO potato varieties approved in the US

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials have announced. The three varieties are the Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic…