GMOs are in our food, but we aren’t being told about them | CBC Docs POV

https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/features/gmos-are-in-our-food-but-we-arent-being-told-about-them

This is the main thing that concerns me. “Since the introduction of genetically modified crops, herbicide sales have increased by almost 200 per cent in Canada.

Traces of these chemicals end up in the food we eat. Between 2015 and 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found nearly one third of tested food samples contained glyphosate residues, the key ingredient of many herbicide products.”

Some say just wash your food.

I wish it was that simple. Glyphosate still gets into the plants, us and elsewhere in the environment that impact us.

The worst is desiccating or pre harvest use of glyphosate or similar to kill the plants and accelerate the harvest.
These methods increase yields but there are safer methods to do this.

Monsanto has done such an effective job marketing glyphosate as ‘safe’ and ‘biodegradable’ that farmers here still believe this even though such claims are false.”

It estimated over 20 billion pounds of it has been used sincec1974. Some countries in Europe have banned its use or are phasing it out and the EU will be doing so by 2023. Hopefully Canada and the US follow suit sooner rather than later but I do not think it will be a priority.

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Wing Foiling or Wing Surfing and Foil Pumping.

I have enjoyed wind and wake surfing and I have been meaning to try kite surfing. This looks even easier and the best part is it is possible even in low wind conditions for foil surfing or no wind for foil pumping.

https://youtu.be/GJUlf0588Xk

"Foil pumping: expectations 🔥 / reality 😂"

https://youtu.be/C4kp4Pm5RRs

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Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-hong-kong-media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-arrested-under-national-security-law/

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‘Dark fleets’ observed fishing off North Korea

“Dark fleets” believed to be from China have been fishing in North Korean waters, potentially netting Pyongyang millions of dollars in illicit fees and forcing smaller North Korean vessels further afield, a series of reports said this week.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-dark-fleets-observed-fishing-off-north-korea/

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How climate change is leading to ‘a redistribution of life on Earth’

Scientists have documented more than 12,000 species worldwide that are moving to more hospitable regions, including everything from fish to bees to caribou to grasses to berries to trees.

These 12,000 or more species are experiencing ‘range shift’

CBC Radio · Posted: Jul 25, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: July 27

What On Earth

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whatonearth/how-climate-change-is-leading-to-a-redistribution-of-life-on-earth-1.5661871

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5 homemade liquid fertilisers your plants will relish | Stuff.co.nz

You can use your banana peels to make liquid fertilizer instead of composting right away. They are rich in potassium and other minerals your plants can use to flourish.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/community/97632394/5-homemade-liquid-fertilisers-your-plants-will-relish

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Federal Court rules Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement unconstitutional | Globalnews.ca

The US no longer considered a safe third country due to imprisonment when asylum seekers returned to the US including children.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7205230/federal-court-rules-canada-u-s-safe-third-country-agreement-unconstitutional/

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A case in Alberta raises the question: Why are bad police so rarely fired?

A case in Alberta raises the question: Why are bad police so rarely fired?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-a-case-in-alberta-raises-the-question-why-are-bad-police-so-rarely/

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Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

Free extensions siphoned off browsing history when they should have been enhancing security

Reuters

Posted: June 18, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5617597

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Canada slips to 55th place in global freedom-of-information law rankings

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/09/30/news/canada-slips-55th-place-global-freedom-information-law-rankings

Partial and draft transcript

This lumps us with Countries like Russia, … and …

Mexico, Srilanka and … much better than Canada after new laws passes to improve access.

In 2013 Canada ranked 56 out of 95 countries for annual report card on transparency and Access to FOI

Other countries getting better we status quo or getting worse

Center for law and democracy
Halifax human rights …
46 out of 89,
In bottom half below Russia, Mongolia, romania
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