Flaman Agriculture Blog

Feb 3, 2016

Vegetarian starts eating meat again, takes 40-minutes off her triathlon bike time

Canada's fitness information leader – Kathleen Trotter – took 40 minutes off her triathlon bike time when she started eating meat, after being a vegetarian for 18-years. So, she was already in great shape to complete a triathlon, then eating meat gave her an extra boost. Kathleen revealed this during a CTV Morning Live Atlantic interview on February 1st. Kathleen often states "knowledge is power" and during the interview she passed along that "protein is the building block of muscle." On a side note, the more muscle you carry the more calories you burn while doing nothing. Back to the...

Dec 10, 2015

Major U.S. firms support Canada in meat battle

10 Dec 2015 ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS U.S. firms support Canada in meat battle WASHINGTON Canada is getting the backing of considerable American corporate muscle at a determining moment in an ongoing trade struggle with the United States Congress. About 250 U.S. companies and trade associations have sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate, urging them to heed Canadian and Mexican concerns over meat-labelling rules. This comes after the World Trade Organization sided with Canada and Mexico in the dispute, opening the door to the imminent imposition of tariffs on American goods including meat, wine, and...

Posted by: Flaman Agriculture

Category: Livestock

Oct 27, 2015

Cancer 'hazard' not a cancer 'risk', meat industry cautions

From Ag Canada A new report classifying processed meats such as hot dogs and bacon as “carcinogenic” to humans doesn’t set out a cause-and-effect link between meats and cancer, industry groups caution. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, on Monday published a report placing processed meats in its Group 1 category, which includes substances such as tobacco and asbestos with “sufficient evidence” of links to cancer. The IARC on Monday also put red meat, such as beef, pork and lamb, in its Group 2A — where glyphosate, the active ingredient...

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Category: Livestock

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Oct 26, 2015

Five questions about the WHO's cancer-causing meat announcement answered

Five questions about the WHO’s cancer-causing meat announcement answered    Carly Weeks   The Globe and Mail   Published Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 2:10PM EDT   Last updated Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 2:37PM EDT       Bacon causes cancer and a New York strip steak probably does too. On Monday, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that processed meat is carcinogenic and that red meat, including beef, veal, pork and lamb, probably causes cancer. The announcement has many rethinking what they eat and whether they can ever enjoy a guilt-free hot dog or hamburger...

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Category: Livestock

Jul 29, 2015


The Gov't of SK released tofay that . . . The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is reminding producers to vaccinate their livestock following confirmation that anthrax has been found in cattle in the RM of Harris.  Anthrax was confirmed by laboratory results on July 28, 2015, as the cause of death in one cow and is the suspected cause of death of two other cattle on the same farm.  This is the second report of anthrax in Saskatchewan this year.  Alberta reported a case in cattle in the Fort Vermillion area this week.

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