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61 per cent of Canadians composting

Change In 2001 according to Statistics Canada, 61 per cent of Canadians composted, up from 23 per cent in 1994. 45 per cent of all households compost kitchen waste and 68 per cent compost lawn trimmings. For Canadians, 63 per cent of composters use c…
In 2001 according to Statistics Canada, 61 per cent of Canadians composted, up from 23 per cent in 1994. 45 per cent of all households compost kitchen waste and 68 per cen… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/61-per-cent-of-canadians-composting/

Ontario Tories propose giving tax break to farmers who donate food

Food Dump The Ontario Conservatives are proposing a tax break for farmers who donate their produce to food banks as a way to cut food waste and feed the hungry. Roughly 11 million kilograms of food is wasted each year because farmers can’t sell it. Co…
The Ontario Conservatives are proposing a tax break for farmers who donate their produce to food banks as a way to cut food waste and feed the hungry. Roughly 11 million k… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/ontario-tories-propose-giving-tax-break-to-farmers-who-donate-food/

Saving local seeds project a buffer against disease and climate

Seed Savers Farmers across Canada are harvesting local seeds to buffer future crops from pests and extreme weather. The farmers are working with Seeds of Diversity Canada – a small non-governmental organization that is part of the Bauta Family Initiat…
Farmers across Canada are harvesting local seeds to buffer future crops from pests and extreme weather. The farmers are working with Seeds of Diversity Canada – a small no… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/saving-local-seeds-project-a-buffer-against-disease-and-climate/

Canadians prefer local food, says BMO survey

Local Food The new edition of the annual BMO Food Survey reveals Canadians are committed to purchasing and sourcing local food and drink options. Nearly 98 per cent of respondents reported purchasing local food products on a regular or frequent basis…
The new edition of the annual BMO Food Survey reveals Canadians are committed to purchasing and sourcing local food and drink options. Nearly 98 per cent of respondents re… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/canadians-prefer-local-food-says-bmo-survey/

Vancouver opens North America’s largest urban orchard

Urban Orchard Vancouver’s SOLEfood Street Farms is opening the largest urban orchard in North America. The orchard is on land formerly used as a gas station and is being leased in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Already nearly 500 trees are g…
Vancouver’s SOLEfood Street Farms is opening the largest urban orchard in North America. The orchard is on land formerly used as a gas station and is being leased in partners… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/vancouver-opens-north-americas-largest-urban-orchard/

Waterloo program looks to increase automation of food industry

Food Tech A City of Waterloo-funded program called Canada's Technology for Food is working to develop a food automation technology industry in Canada. Canada’s protected food industry is behind in developing technology for production lines, relying in…
A City of Waterloo-funded program called Canada's Technology for Food is working to develop a food automation technology industry in Canada. Canada’s protected food indust… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/waterloo-program-looks-to-increase-automation-of-food-industry/

High pesticide levels in traditional Chinese medicine

Chinese Herb-icides? A new Greenpeace report reveals high pesticide levels in many of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicines. In some instances, pesticide residues are 500 times higher than levels recommended by the European Union. Greenpeace…
A new Greenpeace report reveals high pesticide levels in many of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicines. In some instances, pesticide residues are 500 times higher t… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/high-pesticide-levels-in-traditional-chinese-medicine/

Ontario farmers set to cash in on quinoa boom

Keen’-waah Farmers in Southwestern Ontario are seeking ways to make quinoa a productive crop in Canada. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain-like vegetable protein made popular by health food enthusiasts. In Ontario, farmers committed about 400 acres of farml…
Farmers in Southwestern Ontario are seeking ways to make quinoa a productive crop in Canada. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain-like vegetable protein made popular by health food … http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/ontario-farmers-set-to-cash-in-on-quinoa-boom/

Vancouver’s Meatless Monday a waste of time, says restaurant association

Meatless Tuesday? Vancouver’s promotion of Meatless Mondays to get people to eat less meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions is a waste of time, says the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association. The association says the city should be focused on r…
Vancouver’s promotion of Meatless Mondays to get people to eat less meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions is a waste of time, says the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Associ… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/vancouvers-meatless-monday-a-waste-of-time-says-restaurant-association/

CFIA finds no diseases in B.C’s wild salmon

ISA None The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found no diseases after a comprehensive test of 4,000 samples of wild salmon from the B.C. coast. The CFIA is in the first year of a two-year study looking for infectious salmon anemia (ISA), infectious h…
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found no diseases after a comprehensive test of 4,000 samples of wild salmon from the B.C. coast. The CFIA is in the first year of a two… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/cfia-finds-no-diseases-in-b.cs-wild-salmon/

Vancouver butcher carves a water buffalo on city’s first Meatless Monday

Oooops In an effort to encourage people to eat less meat and cut their greenhouse gas emissions, Vancouver is promoting Meatless Mondays. The first Monday arrived on the same day a local butcher carved up a water buffalo at a media event. West Broadwa…
In an effort to encourage people to eat less meat and cut their greenhouse gas emissions, Vancouver is promoting Meatless Mondays. The first Monday arrived on the same day a l… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/vancouver-butcher-carves-a-water-buffalo-on-citys-first-meatless-monday/

64 food councils operating across Canada, says report

Food Revolution Across Canada there are 64 food councils promoting local food and ensuring the entire population has access to healthy and affordable food, says a new report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute. There are 18 councils in Ontari…
Across Canada there are 64 food councils promoting local food and ensuring access to healthy and affordable food, says a new report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institut… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/64-food-councils-operating-across-canada-says-report/

Dairy farmers get three months sentence for raw milk sales

Spilled Milk Two B.C. farmers received a three month suspended sentence and one year of probation for selling raw milk as cosmetics. Health Canada says all milk must be pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. R…
Two B.C. farmers received a three month suspended sentence and one year of probation for selling raw milk as cosmetics. Health Canada says all milk must be pasteurized to r… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/dairy-farmers-get-three-months-sentence-for-raw-milk-sales/

Researchers pull phosphorous from waste water

Waste Wonder Researchers at the University of British Columbia announced a new method to extract phosphorous from waste water. The scientists developed a reactor that treats the waste water with chemicals and physically shakes the compound to produce p…
Researchers at the University of British Columbia announced a new method to extract phosphorous from waste water. The scientists developed a reactor that treats the waste wate… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/researchers-pull-phosphorous-from-waste-water/

Sales of organic food booming in Canada

Food Money Organic food sales tripled since 2006 to $3.7 billion a year, led by a surging demand for fruits and vegetables and also organic drinks. Demand for organic grains and cereals is also strong. Demand for beef is relatively low, but it is th…
Organic food sales tripled since 2006 to $3.7 billion a year, led by a surging demand for fruits and vegetables and also organic drinks. Demand for organic grains and cerea… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/sales-of-organic-food-booming-in-canada/

HayEast program to help drought stricken farmers ends

Hay Man A program run by western farmers to send hay east has ended after helping 350 farmers in 19 regions deemed to be severely affected by a major drought in Ontario and Quebec. The governments of Ontario and Canada kicked in $500,000 to help with …
A program run by western farmers to send hay east has ended after helping 350 farmers in 19 regions deemed to be severely affected by a major drought in Ontario and Quebec. … http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/hayeast-program-to-help-drought-stricken-farmers-ends/

PEI potato farmer launches crowd-sourcing campaign to save farm

Potato Public Faced with years of bad weather, low prices and tight-fisted banks, a P.E.I. potato farm is turning to crowd-funding site Indiegogo to raise $200,000 to finance their crop. For 80 years, the Best family has farmed potatoes and giving u…
Faced with years of bad weather, low prices and tight-fisted banks, a P.E.I. potato farm is turning to crowd-funding site Indiegogo to raise $200,000 to finance their crop. … http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/pei-potato-farmer-launches-crowd-sourcing-campaign-to-save-farm/

Residential development planned around a community farm; as urban farmer calls it quits because of neighbours

Food 2.0 21 homes have been sold and will soon be built in a residential community plsnned around a farm 15 minutes from Ottawa. Hendrick Farm in Old Chelsea, Que. sells produce to 76 neighbours as part of a community-supported agriculture program, whi…
21 homes have been sold and will soon be built in a residential community plsnned around a farm 15 minutes from Ottawa. Hendrick Farm in Old Chelsea, Que. sells produce to 76 … http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/residential-development-planned-around-a-community-farm-as-urban-farmer-calls-it-quits-because-of-neighbours/

Sharks will make better tourism than soup, says study

Soups or Sights Sharks will soon be worth more as a tourism attraction than served as soup, says a new global study. Roughly 38 million sharks are harvested every year to feed mainly a demand in China for shark fin soup. Shark fisheries are a $630-mil…
Sharks will soon be worth more as a tourism attraction than served as soup, says a new global study. Roughly 38 million sharks are harvested every year to feed mainly a demand… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/sharks-will-make-better-tourism-than-soup-says-study/

Washington State test finds no infectious salmon anemia on west coast

ISA Free A comprehensive test by Washington State researchers of over 900 salmon from the west coast found no cases of infectious salmon anemia. Despite some previous studies finding ISA in B.C., researchers from the Washington Department of Fish and …
A comprehensive test by Washington State researchers of over 900 salmon from the west coast found no cases of infectious salmon anemia. Despite some previous studies findin… http://www.thecaen.ca/main-streams/washington-state-test-finds-no-infectious-salmon-anemia-on-west-coast/

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