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Van Camp: Olive branches offered through new gaps in tariff wall

What do you get when you mix milk and eggs with a looming election? A “free” trade deal that gained major market access in Asia for Canada, but managed to keeps the tariffs for Canada’s supply-managed commodities. After all the barking from New Zealand, cows parading on Parliament Hill, tweets, heart-wrenching videos on Facebook, election […] Read more

Van Camp: More technology=more food=less hunger

Although the challenge of world hunger is complex, Jeff Simmons believes food security issues can be solved by global adaptation of technology and open trade “We can feed 10 billion people, it’s access and policy that hinders that ability,” the president of Elanco Animal Health said in a recent phone interview with Country Guide. Since […] Read more


Roundup-resistant ragweed confirmed in Ont.

Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed is officially in Ontario, weed scientist Peter Sikkema confirmed Tuesday. Researchers grew plants from seeds of giant ragweed found in farmers’ fields in the southwestern part of the province in 2008 and the resulting weeds were resistant to glyphosate, Sikkema said at a farmers’ meeting at Uxbridge, Ont. During the meeting, he […] Read more