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Eating Heart Healthy to Protect Your Best Asset

By Patricia Chuey, RD
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February is Heart Month in Canada. A great time to pause and think about what we’re eating.  It’s hard to believe that someone in Canada has a heart attack every seven minutes – that’s 70,000 heart attacks each year!  According to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease and strokes represent two of the three leading causes of death, with 9 out of 10 Canadians, almost all of us, having at least one risk factor.

B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

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British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

Press Release

British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

B.C. Salmon Farmers Grow Sustainability Efforts To Meet Demand

Press Release

VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Currently, less than five per cent of the world’s salmon farms have met this stringent standard. 

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