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UBC Farm receives $1M grant from Real Estate Foundation of BC


Local farming has been given a boost thanks to a $1 million investment from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.
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Vancouver Sun: Policy tools can promote better farming jobs

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Keywords: , ,

Op-ed by Dr. Hannah Wittman, J. Dennis and Anelyse Weiler As the promise of British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas bubble has begun to deflate, the conversation on how to grow good jobs in B.C.’s economy has overlooked a key ingredient: food. A recent report by researcher Brent Mansfield issues a wake-up call for the province’s […]

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The Packer: Canadian researchers find antibiotic-resistant E. coli on lettuce

Posted: February 16, 2015 | Keywords: ,

Lettuce samples collected from five farmers markets in British Columbia tested positive for antibiotic-resistant pathogens, leading researchers to suggest that additional studies are needed to determine where in the food chain contamination occurs.

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The Ubyssey: Eating disorders – dietician talks triggers, signs and resources

Posted: February 9, 2015 | Keywords: , ,

According to UBC Dietician Kara Vogt, unhealthy relationships with food can often stem from emotional issues such as stress.

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Global News: UBC researchers find antibiotic-resistant E. coli on local produce

Posted: February 4, 2015 | Keywords: , ,

WATCH: Is the discovery of antibiotic-resistant E. coli on B.C. lettuce a health risk? Linda Aylesworth tells us whether we should be worried.

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Vancouver Sun: Antibiotic resistant E coli found in farmers market lettuce

Posted: February 4, 2015 | Keywords: ,

Coliform bacteria — including antibiotic resistant E coli — were detected on 72 per cent of romaine lettuce samples collected from farmers markets across southwestern B.C., according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Antibiotic-resistant E. coli detected on Vancouver farmers’ market produce

Posted: February 4, 2015 | Keywords: ,

Study led by Food Science alumna, Jayde Wood, detected antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria on lettuce from several Vancouver farmers’ markets.

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Metro News: Vancouver farmers’ market produce E. coli levels OK

Posted: February 4, 2015 | Keywords: , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher says the level of contamination of produce found throughout Vancouver’s farmers markets is comparable to grocers.

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UBC Farm receives $1M grant from Real Estate Foundation of BC

Posted: January 29, 2015 | Keywords:

Local farming has been given a boost thanks to a $1 million investment from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.

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Cdn Cattlemen: Scoring newborn calf vitality

Posted: January 28, 2015 | Keywords:

Producers have all sorts of ways of assessing calf vigour, yet subjective evaluations can be inconsistent and some signs of distress or trauma from hard births may not be obvious.

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Dairy Herd Management: Advantages of automated calf feeders

Posted: January 27, 2015 | Keywords: ,

For those thinking about adding auto calf feeder technology, you have to ask, “What are the risks of moving away from individual pens to group housing?” One who has the units in place noted, “Once you fine-tuned the technology, the calves were as healthy as any we have ever raised.”

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Nanaimo News Bulletin: UBC scientist says chinook salmon may be wiped out

Posted: December 23, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

New climate-change research involving a University of British Columbia scientist predicts that one of the West Coast's most prized salmon stocks could be wiped out over the next 85 years.

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Heart problems triggered by climate change could devastate Chinook salmon stocks

Posted: December 22, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

UBC researchers found juvenile Chinook salmon are susceptible to heart problems in water warmer than 24.5 degrees Celsius.

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