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Morriss: Cell companies bad, railways good?

Just as there’s good stress and bad stress, there’s good excitement and bad excitement. There’s the good excitement you get when watching the Grey Cup, especially if you’re a Riders fan. Then there’s the other kind of excitement (as in riled up) you got watching this year’s Grey Cup commercials about how the Harper Government […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Viterra not seeking AWB, yet

Speculation in Australia’s business media that Canada’s largest grain company may make a play for the former Australian Wheat Board is so far just speculation, according to Viterra’s CEO. AWB Ltd. agreed late last month to an A$855 million (C$799 million) all-stock takeover bid by its larger Australian rival, GrainCorp. The companies’ wedding is seen […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Triffids return to British TV

As Canadian government and industry officials attempt to get the genetically modified flax variety Triffid out of the system so shipments can resume to Europe, British TV viewers are being reminded of the sci-fi creature of the same name. This week the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) concluded airing a new two-part made-for-TV adaptation of the […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Aircraft firm packs heat on crop duster

A U.S. maker of agricultural and firefighting aircraft has tricked out one of its crop-duster models for low-level warfare. Air Tractor, based at Olney, Tex., about 180 km northwest of Fort Worth, brought its AT-802U “Air Truck” to this year’s International Paris Air Show, where according to an article Tuesday by Associated Press reporter Slobodan […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Agricultural analysis goes animated

A four-minute animated adaptation of a 62-page report on food security from Japan’s agriculture ministry has become a “minor YouTube hit,” according to the U.S. magazine BusinessWeek. Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) recently commissioned Tokyo design studio Groovisions, which has previously developed visuals for MTV in Japan, to develop a MAFF report, […] Read more