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New Framework Reached
September 06, 2017
Canada's agriculture ministers say that a deal has been reached in St. John’s, Newfoundland on the fundamentals of the next agriculture policy framework, which will be called the "Canadian Agricultural Partnership."

Making the case for sustainability in ‘industrial agriculture’
September 06, 2017
For at the bottom of contemporary debates about food and agriculture lay a series of fundamental misconceptions about agriculture that have become an obstacle to improving our food system.

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy
September 06, 2017
The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key growth industry in Canada, contributing over $100 billion annually to the economy and employing 2.3 million Canadians.

Meat and dairy industries concerned over draft Canada Food Guide
September 06, 2017
Advocacy group says Health Canada is ignoring important research funded in part by the government.

Quebec’s plan to prohibit neonics and other pesticides upsets grain producers
September 06, 2017
Grain producers are not digesting the concept of pesticide regulation announced on [July 19] as part of the Quebec Pesticide Strategy 2015-2018.

Study on photoprotection may benefit biofuel feedstock yield
September 13, 2017
Photosynthesis, which allows energy from the sun to be converted into life-sustaining sugars, can also be hazardous to green plans.

Industry players outline their wish lists for ‘NAFTA 2.0’ and express anxiety about renegotiation
September 13, 2017
While most agricultural industry leaders gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday urged lawmakers and the current administration to tread lightly, some indicated specific areas for improvement.

Does healthy food need a marketing makeover?
September 13, 2017
‘Hold the green beans but pass the sweet sizzlin’ ones.’ Using indulgent words to describe vegetables makes people eat more of them – even if there is no difference in the way they are prepared, say Stanford scientists.

Tomorrow’s corn: Gene associated with resistance to multiple leaf diseases identified
September 13, 2017
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

Benefits from tree-based intercropping
September 13, 2017
Trees can transform production on marginal land – and become a significant investment in their own right.

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