Canada Has A Huge Agricultural Labor Shortage

Canada has one of the most vital agricultural industries in the world, ranging from wheat (seventh in the world) to, of course, maple syrup (first, and it’s not close). Canadian agriculture needs, as do all agriculture industries, workers. About one in every eight Canadian jobs is in the agriculture or agri-food zones. And yet the […]

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Huge New Survey Finds That Sugary Soda Taxes Work

Soda taxes—though they actually apply to other sugary drinks as well—have proven controversial, to say the least. There’s no national soda tax in the United States, but also nothing to stop individual localities from instituting their own. Some have been passed and then repealed, some remain on the books, and some have failed at the […]

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Invasive Pears Are Becoming A Problem

When you think of invasive species, you may conjure images of the cane toad in Australia, ugly draped kudzu all over the American South, or ominous flocks of European starlings. The Callery pear probably doesn’t feel quite like other invasive species. It’s a beautiful pear tree, with a near perfect “lollipop” shape (robust on top, […]

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