Day: June 12, 2016

CA: New survey shows Canadians view farmers favourably but know little or nothing about farming

The London Free Press: Canadians admit to knowing very little about farming even though most trust farmers, says a new ag-advocacy research group. About 69 per cent of Canadians surveyed in a recent poll say they view farmers “warm and favourably” when they’re looking for reliable food information — a higher ranking than for any other food adviser including doctors, friends/family and dieticians.

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Day: June 12, 2016

NZ: 400 people attend food safety workshops in Southland

Scoop.co.nz: Around 400 people attended workshops in Invercargill, Gore and Te Anau last week to find out what they needed to do under the new Food Act. Workshops were organised by the local councils in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). They were attended by a diverse range of people, including those from local food businesses, hotels, community groups, education and health services.

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