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Canadians have the right to know what they are eating, says National Farmers Union-NB (NFU-NB) about unlabelled GM salmon

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Press release | 0 comments

(Rogersville, Monday April 8, 2019) – The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has recently approved the production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon. AquaBounty, based in Prince Edward Island, would become the first factory in Canada to produce GM salmon, the first GM food animal in the world. The Canadian government has invested in the research and development of GM products, including salmon, through agreements, public grants and loans. While GM salmon is already sold in Canada, produced at Aquabounty’s plant in Panama, there is no mandatory labelling of GM foods....

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Meet Riley

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Featured Farmer, New entrants | 0 comments

Hi, I’m Riley.  My wife Chantal and I are new entrants.  We started with a small flock of sheep in 2010 just outside of Fredericton and quickly outgrew our space.  In 2015 we moved to Summerfield to expand our operations.  Currently we raise sheep and supply a loyal following of customers with fresh eggs.  In 2016 we added a small herd of cows to diversify our farm and utilize available farm ground and feed. Only seven years in, we are all too familiar with the challenges to getting started in agriculture.  Financing and revenue both usually seem to be in short supply.  We continue...

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Meet Barb

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Featured Farmer | 0 comments

Hello, I’m Barb.  Raised in the city, I became a farmer when I married into a farm family. My husband, Victor, and I raised three children while running a small dairy farm in Juniper, in western NB.  With the support of family and industry representatives, we have received recognition each year for the past three decades for the excellent quality of the milk we produce. Over the years both Victor and I have put a lot of effort into supporting community initiatives, serving on boards for our school, our library, our hospital, our woodlot owners’ organization, and belonging...

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Meet Eva

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Featured Farmer | 0 comments

  Hello, I’m Eva. I own and operate a farm in Saint-Maurice, with my partner and three children.  We are going into our 9th year of CSAs and farmers markets.  We were both new to farming and moved to a new community.  Not knowing any farmers as our immediate neighbors, I realized I would have to go a little beyond my county.  I was then approached by the president of the National Farmers Union in NB who asked me to join.  I was fortunate to find the National Farmers Union in NB, a committed group of farmers who are willing to share time, knowledge, best practices, and their...

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Meet Stephanie

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Featured Farmer | 0 comments

Hello, I’m Stephanie.  My husband and I have farmed in Head of Millstream for over 40 years, first in dairy, then raising dairy heifers, and finally into raising grass fed beef.  I’ve been a strong believer in promoting local food for a long time, and found that the NFU has a lot of policy and interest in food sustainability and local food production. One of the things I enjoy about being an NFU member is getting policy papers on issues that are important to me.  The papers are clear, well researched and non-polemical.  I am educated by the information on neonicotinoids, or the wheat...

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