Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(NS-Medical-Marijuana)

A Nova Scotia company says the federal government has granted it a licence to cultivate medical cannabis through a special process that combines horticulture and fish farming.

Aqualitas plans to have so-called aquaponically grown cannabis ready for market by this summer.

The company based in Liverpool says it is one of three licensed cannabis cultivators in Nova Scotia, and the only one using an aquaponic growing platform.

The co-founder and C-E-O of Aqualitas, Myrna Gillis, says it has taken three years for the company to get the licence and is hoping to expand later this year. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Seed-Tax)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a tax break has helped entice a B-C-based company to establish an operation in the province.

Brad Wall says Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies has qualified for incentives that will see it pay a lower corporate tax rate.

Wall says Clean Seed plans to move a big part of its operations to Saskatchewan over the next three years, including 20 jobs.

The company was approved under a program called the Saskatchewan Commercial Innovation Incentive.

Clean Seed says its technology allows producers to seed without tilling and to tailor seeding to specific soil conditions.

The company, which has a facility in Midale, says it has developed the technology and is now focusing on commercializing its C-X-6 SMART Seeder. (CKRM)

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(Best-Before)

There are several factors to consider if you're wondering about how long perishable and non-perishable foods should be kept.

Quebec's Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Department says it all depends on storage, packaging and whether the container is open or not.

Some food items must be consumed before the "Best-Before" date.

They include fresh meats, fish and seafood and dairy products. These products can easily change to allow for the growth of dangerous bacteria.

Low-risk perishables such as fresh whole fruits and vegetables, yogourt, butter, cheese and eggs can still be consumed after the "Best-Before" date.

They can go bad, but generally don't allow dangerous bacteria to grow.

It's suggested that you use your sense of smell and taste. …

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