No verified cases of a potentially deadly virus have been found in B.C. salmon tested by federal and provincial scientists.
"The government of Canada, in collaboration with the province of British Columbia, has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious salmon anemia investigation in B.C," said Con Kiley, Canadian Food Inspection Agency national aquatic animal health program director, at a news conference. "Based on the final results, there are no confirmed cases of the disease in wild or farmed salmon in B.C."
If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KEENE, N.H. - The ongoing success of Windham Countys farm to school initiatives has led to farmers across the Connecticut River asking how they can better connect within New Hampshire.
When Canadian consumers look across the border, they see milk at lower prices than at home. But what they fail to see is that their American neighbours are paying more than just retail price for their milk products.
Experts in environmental health issues have teamed with major companies to warn food industries to exercise caution when using nano-sized, manmade creations as nutritional additives, flavorings, colorings, or anti-bacterial coatings for packaging.
Grocery prices rose 6.2% from October 2010 to October 2011, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service. The agency predicts a further 3 to 4% increase in grocery prices in 2012. If you're having trouble sticking...
In a biting piece in The New York Times Sunday, investigative reporter Lucy Komisar offers an in-depth look at how the food industry -- and its complex web of internal alliances -- is taking over school meals.
This book shows how "virtuous circle" principles can be used to create systems and settlements that provide food, energy and water without consuming large quantities of fossil fuels and other finite resources. In the process, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution are minimised whilst human well being, food and livelihood security, and democratic control are enhanced.
A new federally funded study of more than 200 pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the New Hampshire area reports a link between rice consumption and elevated levels of arsenic in urine, suggesting that “many people in the United States...
The fair trade certification has entered a period of major change. The recent departure of Fair Trade USA from the international certification system led by Fair Trade International (formerly FLO), and its decision to develop separate US standards that permit certification of plantation-produced coffee, cocoa, and other crops, has thrown the meaning of the US fair trade label into question. The recent appearance of a new certification—The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) “Fair For Life” label—has made the panorama even more complex. These developments follow a decade of struggles within the fair trade movement over the nature of its relationship to large (often transnational) corporate firms, some of which have contributed to the dramatic growth of fair trade sales.
Gotham Gazette's Health Topic Page. This month's article is Pizza as a Vegetable and Other Roadblocks to Proper Nutrition by Alec Hamilton. Congress' move to make pizza a vegetable only complicates the struggle to get kids to eat healthy.
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