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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

It's also known as "chronic wasting disease".
Change is needed in the way we think about farm animals in Canada. Transportation is the most alien and stressful experience that a farm animal will have in its lifetime. The longer and harder this experience is, the more risk there is of stress-induced illness, injury and death.
The company says it was a mistake.
It may look okay to eat, but can still cause serious illness.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning parents to check baby formula packaging for signs of tampering or product
In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.
After my meeting with the Health Minister Rona Ambrose in November, 2014, I was under the impression that labelling genetically modified foods was up to the scientists at Health Canada. But when I asked two of Health Canada's senior officials about it, I was told that it's not a health and safety issue; therefore it is not within their mandate. Shouldn't the Ministry of Health and Health Canada be looking for conclusive proof that GMOs are safe? I think that is a better way to look out for the health of Canadians.
The U.S. FDA just convinced 25 drug companies to stop producing antibiotics for animals that are used in human medicine. Many believe Canada should follow suit. Clearly, it is humane to treat sick animals, but harm can come to humans if animal antibiotic use develops drug-resistant bugs that subsequently infect humans.
And some were just plain rude: Threats of political repercussions: Some became petty: Military action was considered: Like
This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable
If you thought finding a fly in your soup was enough to turn you off your meal, try finding a maggot in your canned mushrooms
Last week, a Canadian sheep farmer, Montana Jones, reported 41 of her sheep had been stolen.
The federal government’s decision to stop policing nutrition claims on food labels threatens Canadians’ health and leaves