https://thetyee.ca/Solutions/2018/08/22/Last-BC-Cannery-Standing/ St. Jean’s Cannery near Nanaimo is owned by five of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. In the article by Frances Backhouse, it is described as the last of 80 canneries to be operating and thriving in BC.
Hazelnuts – also known as filberts… a local Fraser Valley food that’s making a comeback. https://www.cbc.ca › hazelnut-farming-rebirth-fraser-valley-bc-1.5344557
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wild-mushroom-poisonous-bc-1.5338174?fbclid=IwAR2P0VxziI1MH5UK8DZ9CiUKl7CTSWQo3UeUaMUyyY27Xr2Kn3wAwloPvSo The amanita is a deadly invasive species transported to Vancouver and Victoria via the roots of the hornbeam in the 1960s and 70s.. CBC reports that over 200 calls have been reported to the BC Poison Control Centre, mainly concerning children under five who have eaten them. The mushroom is also deadly to dogs.
Food safety’s in the news again. See these links about very recent recalls and admonishments to food safety leaders not to take food safety for granted. (thanks KB for the first two links) Drawing the line in food safety: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/letter-from-the-editor-when-to-draw-the-line/ Whole Foods E-coli recall: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/10/more-beef-recalled-for-e-coli-risk-this-time-its-whole-foods-market/ And here is a story from Atlas Obscura about The […]
School food programs and reconciliation are both mentioned in this 2018 article about Scott Hall, who started a successful school food program for Indigenous students at Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/universal-food-program-maskwacis-school-student-ermineskin-1.4880982
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fungi-mushrooms-prince-george-2019-1.5280111?fbclid=IwAR1vfU-IXhDdqv-rTaeHDZ-Twq3Tu7y26M9OXgIOIy32jk-uio9zTt2iC14 See also BCFHN mushroom blog and remember not to let anyone try mushrooms unless an expert says they’re not poisonous.
https://www.gcv.org/experiences/domestic-skills-symposium/ The Domestic Skills Symposium scheduled for the weekend of November 9 at Genesee County Museum, New York State, raises interesting questions about what is considered to be “domestic skills” in late 19th century North America.