The salmon farming industry has long been banned in Alaska, where it's believed to be a threat to the state's healthy wild salmon populations. But that's not the case in Canada, where Norwegian-owned aquaculture multinationals have done a terrific job of winning over the federal government.
A long-standing journalist, Marc writes mostly about business but also has a passion for covering the health and wellness topics. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications all over the world, including most of North America's best-known newspapers.
In North America, the most commonly-produced eggs are from battery-caged hens. These pitiful creatures live their whole lives crammed as many as five or six at a time into tiny wire cages, where they can barely move. This way they can't get any health-promoting exercise.
02/22/2016 06:47 EST
Are you interested in an alternative to coffee that's not as strong but is still an effective pick-me-up drink? If so, then it's time to rediscover tea. Tea's time-honoured appeal -- dating back to c...
02/17/2016 01:33 EST
Marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years, thanks in part to its surging popularity as a legitimate form of herbal medicine. In fact, it's not cannabis' infamous THC content that's creating a real buzz these days. Instead, it's a lesser-known chemical called CBD that is attracting much of the attention.
02/11/2016 05:50 EST
You need to be aware that your muscles and tendons all tighten-up when you sit for any length of time, especially your hamstrings, calves, and back muscles. If that doesn't seem important to you, then visit a nursing home to see what awaits many of us in the not-too-distant future.
02/05/2016 03:32 EST
Take control. Ask to have butter, sour cream, gravy, and sauces served on the side. Choose reduced-fat salad dressings or oil-and-vinegar, instead of creamy dressings. Order hamburgers and sandwiches without high-fat extras, such as cheese and bacon
01/28/2016 01:44 EST
The holiday season may already be a fast-fading memory. But for some of us, our jiggly waistlines are an unfortunate reminder of how much we over-indulged on yummy Christmas foods. However, there's a simple and fairly effortless remedy: You can shed body fat and keep it off by making a habit of de-stressing more often.
01/26/2016 12:12 EST
In terms of medical treatment, tobacco use also costs Canada's health care system an estimated $4.4 billion per year. In comparison, studies of cannabis use have not shown any increased susceptibility to physical illness or premature death.
01/18/2016 05:54 EST
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