Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
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SOURCE CropLife Canada
OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year Canadian farmers planted close
to 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was
enhanced through biotechnology, according to a report from the
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
"It's not surprising that Canadian farmers continue to embrace
genetically modified crops. Farmers see the benefits in terms of
improved yields and quality, environmental sustainability and
efficiency," says Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada.
The majority of canola, corn and soybeans planted in Canada are biotech
varieties. Canada now ranks fourth on the list of countries that plant
biotech crops in terms of acres planted, up from fifth the previous
year. Last year Canadian farmers planted close to 29 million acres of
biotech crops, which puts Canada behind only the United States, Brazil
"Canadian farmers are some of the most innovative and forward-looking in
the world. They use tools like plant biotechnology to help them produce
one of the safest, most abundant food supplies in the world," says
In 2012 millions of farmers in 28 countries around the world planted
biotech crops. The global area of biotech crops has increased one
hundred fold since they were first commercialized in 1996 making it the
fastest adopted crop technology in recent history.
As the adoption of biotech crops continues in Canada and around the
world at varying rates, managing the flow of trade where crops may have
unintended low levels of genetically modified material approved in the
country of export but not the country of import becomes increasingly
important, especially in Canada where trade is such an important part
of the agricultural system.
"The plant science industry has been actively working with stakeholders
and the Government of Canada to develop a practical solution to the
issue of low level presence (LLP). It's encouraging to see Canada
playing a leadership role in this area and continuing to demonstrate
its commitment to science-based regulations," says Hepworth.
Adopting a proactive regulatory approach to managing LLP in Canada could
set the stage for the adoption of similar policies by trading partners
around the world. Such policies are critical to avoiding unnecessary
costs incurred through shipment stoppages and recalls, and helping to
improve consumer confidence in our food supply and regulatory system.
CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the manufacturers,
developers and distributors of plant science innovations - pest control
products and plant biotechnology - for use in agriculture, urban and
public health settings.
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