The Glengarry News

Food

No GMOs

publisher Jun 15, 2018 - 7:32am

Cereals Canada assures customers of Canadian wheat that there is no commercial production of genetically modified wheat in Canada.
 
Earlier today (June 14) the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said it found a handful of GMO wheat plants next to an isolated access road in southern Alberta.
 
The CFIA has not found any evidence that plants containing the unapproved genetically modified trait have been grown in commercial wheat fields in Canada.  This follows a CFIA inspection that actively examined a farmer's adjacent fields, as well as on-farm stored grain.
 
It is important to note that the Canadian Grain Commission’s active monitoring program of Canadian export cargos has found no evidence of this event in Canadian wheat shipments.
 
There is no evidence that this wheat has entered either food or feed chains.
 
Cereals Canada notes that there are no genetically modified wheat varieties registered for commercial production in Canada (or any other country).

Cereals Canada says the announcement from the CFIA  demonstrates Canada’s commitment to full transparency with the Canadian public and domestic and international customers.  Canada’s commitment to transparency, combined with strong regulatory systems, provides confidence to customers. This confidence is supported by the assessment that this unauthorized event has not been part of commercial production and that there is no evidence of any incidence in commercial shipments.
 
Cereals Canada retains confidence in Canada’s science and risk-based regulatory system.  Customers can be assured that the rigorous assessment and monitoring process will continue to deliver the consistent high-quality safe wheat that they have come to expect from Canada.

Mincome, anyone?

publisher Feb 15, 2017 - 9:32am

One in eight households in this region does not have enough money to buy food, a new study shows, confirming that “food insecurity” is a daily challenge for many people.

“Food insecurity is a serious public health problem that impacts physical, mental and social health,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “We need to work together to solve the problem, so let’s start a conversation about health!”

He refers to a video at youtube.com/watch?v=wEJo1Zt2wuQ

At the same time, the survey provides impetus for a campaign to set a minimum income, or mincome, for all Ontario residents.

Mincome was a success in the 1970s when a pilot project was started in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Food drive

publisher Nov 2, 2016 - 10:25am

November 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary Unit will host its annual “Stuff a Cruiser with food drive” in various locations throughout SD&G. All donations received will benefit the food banks in their respective areas.

- Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer (Alexandria) St-Vincent de Paul
- Foodland (Ingleside) Agape Centre
- Giant Tiger (Morrisburg)/Foodland (Winchester-Iroquois) Dundas County Food Bank

All food banks in SD&G depend upon the generosity of its residents, so please be a part of making the food drive a great success.