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Greenpeace calls on Canadian government to stop bottom trawling

On May 31st 2006 Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn told the Globe and Mail in an interview that he realizes that "trawling does damage the stocks and it does damage habitat." On Oct. 6th, Minister Hearn announced that Canada will not support the proposed UN moratorium on bottom trawling.

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Study: Vegetables may keep brains young

Results from a study conducted at Chicago's Rush University Medical Centern show that on measures of mental sharpness, older people who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about five years younger at the end of the six-year study than those who ate few or no vegetables.

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Greenpeace calls for mandatory GE labelling in BC

The previous Liberal federal government refused to bring in mandatory labelling and instead adopted a voluntary system that left it up to the food industry. However, since adopting that policy in April 2004, not one label has been found in Canada's supermarkets indicating that food contained or was made from GE crops.

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Harper climate change plan nothing more than hot air

The National Union of Public and General Employees says the Harper Conservative government's Clean Air Act, which was tabled in the House of Commons October 19th, is nothing more than hot air, a delay tactic and a public relations effort masquerading as a commitment to action.

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Spinach E. coli food poisoning linked to cattle feedlot

Samples of cattle manure on pastures surrounding a spinach field have tested positive for the same strain of E. coli bacteria that killed at least three people and sickened nearly 200 others -- the first direct evidence linking a Salinas Valley farm to the outbreak that has spanned 26 states and one Canadian province.

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Genetically altered tree tests root up environmental dispute

Genetically engineered trees are quietly taking root in test sites throughout South Carolina. The saplings are designed to grow faster, process into paper more easily and be insect resistant. Critics say those same traits, if they escape the tree farms, may harm native forests and wildlife.

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