Good day and welcome to the Sprout, where it’ s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day — a perfect treat for the current heat warning Ottawa is experiencing. Stay cool folks! It’s going to be a hot one.
Here’s today’s agriculture news.
Canadian potato giant McCain Foods has committed to improving its climate footprint, promising all of its French fries will be made with potatoes grown on farms that use sustainable agricultural practices by 2030.
As the Canadian Press reports, McCain said sustainable agriculture practices help promote biodiversity, while also increasing water efficiency and helping to limit soil erosion. McCain is the largest manufacturer of frozen potato products in the world.
Data from Statistics Canada shows food service workers were among those most likely to collect the Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit (CERB). Global News reports.
CBC News looks at how employees are leaving food service jobs just as the economy starts to reopen.
Farmers and fish processors in Prince Edward Island are rejecting the findings of a new report that raised concerns about the treatment of temporary foreign workers on the Island.
The United Kingdom has struck a trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to help with post-Brexit trade flow. The Guardian reports.
And a Thai oil giant has invested in a venture to make plant-based protein. Bloomberg reports.
A Quebec farmer is less than impressed after a barrel of sand plummeted from a plane and torpedoed onto his land. As CBC News reports, the 318-kilogram barrel still had its parachute attached and, fortunately, did not hit anyone when it crashed.
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