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Food prices expected to increase five to seven per cent in 2023

Consumers can expect food prices to continue to rise. The report predicts a five to seven per cent food price increase in 2023, with the most substantial increases in vegetables, dairy and meat.

B.C. launches regenerative ag project in Fraser River estuary

The B.C. government is partnering with the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust on a new project that will help local food producers improve soil health and mitigate the effects of climate change.

ICYMI: We need to talk about farmer mental health

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has increased conversations about mental health, there’s still a stigma associated with mental health conditions, especially among farmers.
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Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables

Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of modern MAP technologies for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Coverage begins with the general MAP concept and application by introducing the concept of MAP, how MAP works for fresh-cut produce and the benefits and shortfalls of MAP in its application. The book then discusses the basic aspects of MAP – packaging materials and machinery. Coverage of this important aspect is included in the book since fresh-cut manufacturers spend much more time in the day-to-day operations on packaging machinery and systems as compared to packaging film materials. In the final section, Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables highlights the latest developments in the packaging industry and how they could impact the fresh-cut industry.

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Buzz building about new acaricide

Already challenged by climate change, habitat loss and neonicotinoid pesticides, honeybees face another existential threat – the varroa mite. These mites have pestered beehives for decades. But 30 years after first appearing in North America, the mites have evolved to evade some of the treatments, leaving them free to decimate honeybee populations. » Read more...

Taking risks and gaining confidence with Carmen Holding

As part of this year’s IWCA Summit, AgAnnex editor Bree Rody spoke with Bayer’s Carmen Holding about her career journey – what’s made her feel good as one of the only women in a boardroom, where she’s found support throughout her career and what “stretches” and risks she’s taken over the years. » Read more...

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