Health Canada reviewed the risk of neonics to pollinators; As a result of the reviews, changes were made. With these changes, the government determined neonics were safe for use in Canada.
Grain farmer, Jake Leguee, explains how farmers are adopting new technologies and focusing on what soils need to produce food that feeds the world.
You may have never heard of traceability, but it plays a very important role in managing animal health and food safety in Canada.
Animal welfare is a term that covers both the physical and mental wellbeing of an animal. Good animal welfare means an animal is growing or producing normally, is healthy, free from pain and injury and displays normal behaviour.
Food safety is a shared responsibility of all those involved in food production. Health Canada is the government body responsible for creating the safety and nutritional quality regulations, policies and standards of all food sold in Canada.
Biosecurity refers to procedures that prevent the introduction of diseases and reduce the frequency and severity of infection when they occur.
Codes Of Practice: The Building Blocks that Ensure Farm Animal Care.
Cleanfarms’ goal is to keep recyclable materials that are no longer useful on the farm out of landfills and burn piles.
One of the key elements of environmental stewardship focuses on maintaining or improving the quality of soil, water, air and biodiversity of the land.
Some provinces require farmers to hold a Pesticide Applicator Licence to ensure that they understand how to properly read pesticide labels, and handle and apply pesticides.
4R Nutrient Stewardship is an internationally recognized Canadian innovation. It is a voluntary program that advocates for responsible and effective management of fertilizer by using a science-based approach to guide farmers in the proper use of plant nutrients.