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Food and Agriculture in the Maritimes, Canada and around the world

June, 2008

New Brunswick orchards and vineyards receive investment from government

  • June
  • 27

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Earlier this week, the provincial agriculture minister Ronald Ouellette and Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore announced an initiative directed at New Brunswick’s orchards and vineyards. Up to $772,680 ($309,000 provincial – $463,680 federal) will be made available to fruit tree and vineyard owners across the province who wish to transition existing grape vines and fruit […]

Fighting over chicken processing in New Brunswick

  • June
  • 17

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The battle is brewing over chicken processing in New Brunswick. The Players In one corner is the long established Nadeau Maple Lodge (owned by Ontario based parent company Maple Lodge Farms) who currently operates New Brunswick’s only chicken processing facility in the northern New Brunswick community of St. Francois de Madawaska. In the other corner […]

Salmonella and the tomato industry

  • June
  • 12

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The tomato industry appears to be headed for some tough times after the recent rash of salmonella poisoning cases in the United States. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked the salmonella cases to certain raw tomatoes. Tomato varieties which appear to be of concern are raw red plum tomatoes, raw red Roma […]

Farms, Farming and Food

  • June
  • 4

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This is a new blog dedicated to food and agriculture. As the blog is based in Fredericton, New Brunswick the blog will cover some local and regional issues and stories. The Food, Food, Food blog will also examine agriculture and food related issues across Canada and around the world. Some of the issue that I […]

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