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The ugly side of food waste

The ugly side of food waste Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor of Food Distribution and Policy, University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics Everyone wins from Loblaw’s campaign to reposition “imperfect” produce in its stores We waste a lot of … Continue reading

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“Noah’s Ark” conservation plan featured at SFU President’s Faculty Lecture

SFU biodiversity expert Arne Mooers to speak March 26 on “What to let go: Making hard choices in the age of extinction” In the final installment of Simon Fraser University’s Spring 2015 President’s Faculty Lecture Series, an SFU biodiversity expert … Continue reading

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Manitoba celebrates 11th annual agriculture awareness day

Manitoba’s farmers and food processors are using new and sometimes unexpected technologies in their businesses to create opportunities for sustainable growth, which Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn highlighted at the 11th annual Agriculture Awareness Day on St. … Continue reading

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Hazardous Material Information is Important for Farmers too

From the March 9, 2015 Issue of Alberta Agri-News March 15 – 21 is Agricultural Safety Week in Canada. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, is more than just a short course for workers handling pure chemicals. From … Continue reading

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The duration of slow economic growth greatly exaggerated

Pessimism over growth an overreaction to the current economic environment By Philip Cross, Former chief economic analyst, Statistics Canada The idea that we are trapped in a “new normal” of slow economic growth has gained currency with many analysts. Proponents … Continue reading

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People, Planet, Profit: The Rise of Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the role of ethical capitalism in the quest for sustainable economies Entrepreneurs are beginning to challenge business as usual, infusing ethics into the notoriously ruthless corporate world. In State of the World … Continue reading

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The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair heralds Spring!

The 108th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair takes place at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba March 30th to April 4th, 2015 and features many of its mainstays that make it such a success annually. The Royal Farm Yard and Thru the … Continue reading

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