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We may be underestimating just how much the shipping crisis will raise prices of consumer goods, a leading economist says

June 15, 2021

A shortage of workers, lack of shipping containers, and massive port traffic jams caused by growing demand for imported goods are all causing shipping costs to soar, Insider's Rachel Premack reported. According to the Drewry World Container Index, shipping containers cost nearly four times as much as they did this time last year. Ports face other problems, too.

Labelling Standard for Genetic Engineered Foods

June 14, 2021

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CBSA workers to hold strike votes next week, possibly jeopardizing border reopening

June 11, 2021

A union representing 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency personnel says Canada-U.S. border reopening plans are in jeopardy as their workers prepare for strike votes starting next week.

The return to normal: What will post-pandemic life be like?

June 5, 2021

In every crisis, there’s a deep yearning in the human soul for a return to normal. Crisis reveals how sweet simple, normal aspects of life—the ones that we so often take for granted—really are. But crises also redefine normal. Deep ones leave lasting scars on our character and behaviours.

US Bans Imports From Chinese Fishing Company Citing Seafarer Welfare

May 31, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday imposed a new import ban on seafood from a Chinese fishing fleet that the agency says is using forced labor on its 32 vessels, including abuses against many Indonesian workers.  The CBP said it will immediately detain tuna, swordfish and other products from the Dalian Ocean Fishing at U.S. ports of entry.