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Scientists try to breed better bees

July 26, 2011

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After suffering hard losses during the worldwide colony collapse, New Brunswick’s bee population seems to be on the mend. This trend will continue if researchers in Manitoba and Ontario get their way. Robert Currie is an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has partnered with the Ontario Beekeepers Association to breed a better bee. […]

Heavy reliance on potatoes puts agriculture in peril: prof

July 26, 2011

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A researcher of rural economies warns that a lack of diversity in the industry is steering New Brunswick agriculture toward a crisis. Susan Machum, the Canada research chair in social justice and a professor at St. Thomas University, said the reliance on potatoes in New Brunswick’s agricultural sector is a disaster waiting to happen. Farmers […]