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MILKING THE DAIRY INDUSTRY


Recent trade agreement leaves dairy producers with sour taste for government’s deal With the recent signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada’s supply management system is seemingly under threat. Many farmers and dairy product producers are saying that while the agreement doesn’t completely dismantle the system, it further chips away at it, which could lead to trouble in the…

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CANNABIS EDIBLES STILL AN UNKNOWN MARKET


Despite legalization, edible products not available yet The legalization of recreational cannabis last month opens up opportunities in the food industry. The question now is how can Island entrepreneurs tap into potential business? On legalization day, Food Island Partnership (FIP) held a networking and information session, “Product Development Opportunities in Cannabis”. Well attended by interested farmers, food business owners, scientists,…

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RESEARCHING FOR CANADA’S AGRICULTURAL FUTURE


Agriculture Canada’s research farm in Harrington opens its doors to the public this month We can often think of government institutions as giant cogs in a wheel with no real relevance to our day-to-day lives, but for the scientists who work at the Agriculture Canada Research Farm in Harrington, PEI, every bit of data they collect and every piece of…

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THE CHALLENGE AHEAD IN SCHOOL FOOD


Finding common ground in school food programs A diverse group of people gathered at the PEI Farm Centre on March 15 to discuss the challenges and successes of several projects implemented as part of the PEI government’s Community Food Security and Food Education Program. Teachers, dieticians, parents, farmers, and concerned citizens participated in a robust discussion. Some of the many…

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ENGAGING STUDENTS’ MINDS


Meeting the challenges in our school food programs It’s safe to say that Morgan Palmer, a Red Seal Chef, Registered Dietitian, and newly appointed school food environment project lead, is excited about the future of food in all schools across the Island. Just as excited as her are the students she’s working with. East Wiltshire Intermediate, Tignish Elementary, and Morell…

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