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Using fresh-off-boat salmon for your homemade sushi could land you in the emergency ward if you don’t know what you are doing. “Some people buy the fish in Steveston and end up in the hospital,” said Taka Omi, sushi chef at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.…
Using fresh-off-boat salmon for your homemade sushi could land you in the emergency ward if you don’t know what you are doing. “Some people buy the fish in Steveston and end up in the hospital,” said Taka Omi, sushi chef at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. “The fishermen say ‘sashimi grade’ and people think it’s…
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Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern B.C. fail to consider billions of dollars in potential social, economic and environmental impacts, according to a new report on the region by the Raincoast…
Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern B.C. fail to consider billions of dollars in potential social, economic and environmental impacts, according to a new report on the region by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. The environmental assessments required by senior governments are much too narrow and fail to consider…
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Now there’s a headline you don’t see everyday. Lost in the endless hand-wringing about genetically engineered foods is that there is a reason that these products exist and many reasons that farmers use them. I’m not a supporter or opponent of genetic…
Now there's a headline you don't see everyday. Lost in the endless hand-wringing about genetically engineered foods is that there is a reason that these products exist and many reasons that farmers use them. I'm not a supporter or opponent of genetic engineering. It exists. It's a rapidly advancing field of scientific research and its…
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B.C.’s agriculture, food processing and seafood industry has grown a sizzling 17 per cent since 2012, a pace the provincial government pledged to grow by increasing exports, developing domestic markets and tearing down provincial trade barriers. Industry…
B.C.’s agriculture, food processing and seafood industry has grown a sizzling 17 per cent since 2012, a pace the provincial government pledged to grow by increasing exports, developing domestic markets and tearing down provincial trade barriers. Industry revenues hit $12.3 billion this year — up $1.8 billion in three years — paced by double-digit growth…
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Life is like a big box of beer, you never what you’re going to get. Alright, that may not be true of a normal box of beer, but the Crossing Craft Calendar is no ordinary box of beer. A second year collaboration between Parallel 49 Brewing and Central City…
Life is like a big box of beer, you never what you're going to get. Alright, that may not be true of a normal box of beer, but the Crossing Craft Calendar is no ordinary box of beer. A second year collaboration between Parallel 49 Brewing and Central City Brewing, this craft beer advent calendar…
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As I started work on a story about the biggest, most expensive and most badass extreme beers in the craft beer market I was offered a special opportunity. The makers of La Fin du Monde — possibly the most decorated beer in the history of Canada — offered…
As I started work on a story about the biggest, most expensive and most badass extreme beers in the craft beer market I was offered a special opportunity. The makers of La Fin du Monde — possibly the most decorated beer in the history of Canada — offered me a really gigantic bottle of beer.…
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Feeding children who come to school hungry in Vancouver has become an exercise in stealth in which teachers are relied upon to know which kids are in need and then hook them up with a free bag lunch. The Vancouver school board dropped universal meal…
Feeding children who come to school hungry in Vancouver has become an exercise in stealth in which teachers are relied upon to know which kids are in need and then hook them up with a free bag lunch. The Vancouver school board dropped universal meal programs at a handful of schools in gentrifying neighbourhoods in…
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Climate change could cut first nations’ fisheries catch by up to 50 per cent, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Lauren Weatherdon and her colleagues at UBC’s Institute for Oceans and Fisheries modelled how different climate…
Climate change could cut first nations' fisheries catch by up to 50 per cent, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Lauren Weatherdon and her colleagues at UBC's Institute for Oceans and Fisheries modelled how different climate change scenarios would affect the health of 98 culturally and commercially important species of…
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The first prize in my Extreme Beer contest is Sean Orr of Vancouver. He will receive a 6-litre bottle of La Fin du Monde from Unibroue. I asked for your extreme beer stories and you came through. Here is Sean’s winning entry, followed by a selection of…
The first prize in my Extreme Beer contest is Sean Orr of Vancouver. He will receive a 6-litre bottle of La Fin du Monde from Unibroue. I asked for your extreme beer stories and you came through. Here is Sean's winning entry, followed by a selection of great runners-up. Year 2000. I was 22 and…
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Trophy hunters are more likely to display a “true pleasure smile” when posing for photographs with large carnivores they have killed than hunters who pose with a dead animal they intend to eat, according to new research from the University of Victoria. In…
Trophy hunters are more likely to display a “true pleasure smile” when posing for photographs with large carnivores they have killed than hunters who pose with a dead animal they intend to eat, according to new research from the University of Victoria. In general, hunters’ smiles reveal a greater sense of satisfaction when posing with…
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As I started work on a story about the biggest, most expensive and most badass extreme beers in the craft beer market I was offered a special opportunity. The makers of La Fin du Monde — possibly the most decorated beer in the history of Canada — offered me a really gigantic bottle of beer.…
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Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working to identify the unique combinations of natural yeasts that inhabit B.C. vineyards with the goal of enhancing the unique characteristics of local wines. The terroir of a wine — its flavours, nuances and textures — is unique to each vineyard, dependent on its soil, specific climate…
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Science and sustainability reporter. Cookbook author. Food, cooking and gardening blogger. Oh and beer too.
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Randy Shore is The Green Man blogger. Ask him any question about food, cooking, gardening or beer. "Grow what you eat, eat what you grow."
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Winner of the BCWF Art Downs Award for conservation journalism and author of Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow
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