Zebra and quagga mussels are small freshwater mussels originally from the Black and Caspian seas. The invasive mussels can transform aquatic food chains and grow in thick carpets that can clog farm irrigation lines, hydropower dams and municipal waterworks. Keeping them out of B.C. is a full-time job for two dedicated dogs.
As global supply chains continue to struggle, food prices surge, and climate change threatens the world's farmland with droughts or floods, some farmers say that locally grown seeds are key to making Canada's food supplies more sustainable.
As Ontario's electoral candidates float plans to reduce cost at the tills, food banks and food security experts say their food-focused approach is distracting from the main problem: Poverty and incomes.
PFAS, a group of chemicals linked to health problems and used in everything from takeout containers to raincoats, is finding its way into American fields and food. Could Canadian farmers be facing the same danger?