Canada’s two largest railways moved record grain tonnage in April

Canada’s two largest railways moved record grain tonnage in April
MONTREAL — Canada’s two largest railways say they moved a record amount of grain out of Western Canada in April. Canadian National Railway says it shipped 2.72 million tonnes of grain, while Calgary-based rival Canadian Pacific Railway says it moved 2.64 million tonnes. Montreal-based CN says its grain shipments for the month compared with a three-year average of 2.23 million tonnes.... Read More

Lab-grown meat companies see opportunity for growth, research in Canada

Lab-grown meat companies see opportunity for growth, research in Canada
VANCOUVER — Canadian companies plan to serve up chicken, beef burgers and mouse-meat cat treats in the coming years, all without the need to slaughter a single animal. Entrepreneurs see an opportunity where there’s been a dearth of lab-grown meat startups that proliferated in the U.S. Cellular agriculture takes cells from animals and grows them to create milk, eggs, meat or other products.... Read More

Canola group demands Ottawa ‘consider all available options’ in China seed dispute

Canola group demands Ottawa ‘consider all available options’ in China seed dispute
The Canola Council of Canada is calling on the federal government to “consider all available options” amid a trade dispute with China that has resulted in suspended seed shipments from two exporters. China suspended the licenses of Richardson International Ltd. and Viterra Inc., citing concerns about pests, and Chinese companies stopped buying seed from Canadian producers in recent months. The... Read More

Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana’s less taboo cousin

Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana’s less taboo cousin
NEW YORK — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. Retailers are taking advantage of the booming industry even as its legal status and... Read More

Canadian business sentiment drops from high levels: central bank survey

Canadian business sentiment drops from high levels: central bank survey
OTTAWA — A new Bank of Canada survey says business sentiment has fallen from elevated levels, with companies underlining uncertainty around global trade, the housing sector and the energy industry. The central bank’s measure for business sentiment dropped from its near-record heights last year into negative territory for the first time since the third quarter of 2016. The more-upbeat reading in the previous report was based on a November poll taken... Read More

Farmers demand strong political response to expanding trade obstacles for Canada

Farmers demand strong political response to expanding trade obstacles for Canada
OTTAWA — Canola farmers whose livelihoods have been targeted by China in its feud with Canada are urging the federal government to step up its fight against the growing number of agricultural trade barriers around the world. Speaking to a parliamentary committee on Tuesday, several producers said China’s recent rejection of Canadian canola-seed shipments is only the latest trade disruption that’s hurt the country’s agriculture sector.... Read More

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform
New Video Demonstrates Revolution in Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Beer with Vanishing Water-Soluble CBD Oil for Enhanced Quality and Absorption Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (“PBI” and the “Company”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the life sciences and other industries, today released a new, short video... Read More

Major Canadian canola exporter to China says finding new markets not easy

Major Canadian canola exporter to China says finding new markets not easy
OTTAWA — The head of one of Canada’s biggest exporters of canola seed to China warned Tuesday that if the Asian country’s ban on Canadian firms drags on that finding new markets for the product “will not be a painless exercise.” Curt Vossen of Richardson International Ltd. made the comment Tuesday to a parliamentary committee studying an escalating trade dispute that has seen China suspend his company’s licence and that of another... Read More

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police
PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. But now, just a few months after Congress placed the marijuana look-alike squarely in safe legal territory, the hemp industry has been... Read More