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Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / … Continue reading

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Agricultural Institute of Canada recognizes National Public Service Week

As National Public Service Week is upon us, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is pleased to recognize the hard work done by public servants to support agricultural research in Canada. Every day, Canada’s agricultural industry benefits from the work … Continue reading

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As the world turns — the war on meat

By Dr. Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, University of Arkansas Reprinted from meatingplace.com (The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.) Those of us working in the animal … Continue reading

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Ontario leads the way as food and beverage processors showing growth in export markets

Food and Beverage Ontario report says exports are up but untapped potential in domestic market continues GUELPH – A report released today by Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) indicates that Ontario’s 3,000 processors are export-oriented. Exports from Ontario have increased … Continue reading

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If There is a Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canada Needs to Be Part of it

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has released a report outlining the impact a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will have on Canada’s pork industry. Potential Implications of a Trans-Pacific Partnership for the Canadian Pork Industry, prepared by Kevin Grier of Kevin Grier … Continue reading

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Did You Know Your Corn is Talking to You?

Posted on http://www.agadvance.com in: Farming By Jessica Kohls May 19 2015 It may seem like the plot of a really bizarre science fiction movie, but what I am about to tell you is true: Your crops are communicating with each … Continue reading

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Leading entomologist Marla Spivak: ‘We can have both pesticides and pollinators’

Marla Spivak, who holds a McKnight professorship in entomology at the University of Minnesota and directs the Bee Lab there, knows as much about bees as anyone. The notion that bees are dying off in just one way – the … Continue reading

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