Just say no to “certified organic” farmed salmon

Just say no to “certified organic” farmed salmon

While British Columbia (BC) farmed salmon could carry a certified organic label if the proposal by the Canadian General Standards Board and organic aquaculture working group at Fisheries and Oceans Canada gives the stamp of approval, the practices involved in raising salmon in open net-pens is antithetical to the spirit and intent of certification.

Just say no to ‘certified organic’ farmed salmon
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Just say no to ‘certified organic’ farmed salmon

SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN August 12, 2010 British Columbia farmed salmon could carry a “certified organic” label if federal aquaculture boosters have their way. The proposal by the Canadian General Standards Board and organic aquaculture working group at Fisheries and Oceans Canada to give the organic stamp of approval to B.C.-farmed salmon raised in…

U.S. spill turns up heat on proposed pipeline
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U.S. spill turns up heat on proposed pipeline

Vancouver Sun, August 3, 2010 Re: U.S. spill turns up heat on proposed B.C.-Alberta pipeline, July 29 With his “we’ll do whatever it takes to make things right” rhetoric, Enbridge Inc. CEO Patrick Daniel sounds remarkably like BP’s Tony Hayward. Oil-industry disaster-response talking points aside, British Columbians should be paying close attention to the Kalamazoo…

Join the fray

Join the fray

Time for BC boycott Calgary Herald, July 16, 2010 Edmonton Journal, July 18, 2010 Regarding the billboard ads urging Americans not to visit Alberta this summer, B.C. conservation groups might want to take a page from U.S. environmental organizations and adopt a similar campaign urging British Columbians to “rethink” travelling to Alberta.

Now protect grizzly habitat

Now protect grizzly habitat

Letter to the Editor, Edmonton Journal Re: Grizzlies at risk: province; Dwindling bears given threatened status,  The Journal, June 4. Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight should be commended for finally listing the province’s grizzly bears as a threatened species and for keeping the trophy hunting ban in place. However, he falls critically short by…