The Sprout: McCain commits to sustainable farming practices
Have a nice day and welcome to Sprout, where it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day – a perfect treat for the current heat warning Ottawa is experiencing. Stay cool guys! It’ll be hot.
Here is the agricultural news of the day.
Canadian potato giant McCain Foods has pledged to improve its climate footprint, promising that all of its fries will be made with potatoes grown on farms that use sustainable farming practices by 2030.
As reported by the Canadian Press, McCain said that sustainable agricultural practices help promote biodiversity, while increasing water efficiency and helping to limit soil erosion. McCain is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products.
Around the city
Statistics Canada data shows that food service workers were among the most likely to receive the Canada Emergency Recovery Benefit (CEP). World news reports.
CBC News examines how employees leave the food serviceIt’s just as the economy begins to reopen.
Prince Edward Island farmers and fish processors reject the conclusions of a new report which raised concerns about the treatment of temporary foreign workers on the island.
UK has trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to help the post-Brexit trade flow. The Guardian reports.
And a Thai oil giant invested in a company to make plant-based proteins. Bloomberg Reports.
A Quebec farmer is less than impressed after a barrel of sand fell from a plane and was torpedoed on his land. As reported by CBC News, the 318 kilogram barrel still had his parachute attached and luckily didn’t hit anyone when it crashed.