“We’ve discovered that things like no hormones, no steroids are very, very important to our customers, remarkably so.” Privately held A&W, which has annual sales of about C$850 million ($825 million), said it is the only national burger restaurant in Canada to source only hormone-free beef. Its burger rivals include McDonalds Corp, Burger King Worldwide Inc and The Wendy’s Co. A&W calls itself Canada’s second biggest burger chain with 791 outlets. It is separate from the U.S. restaurants that operate under the same name and it licenses the A&W trademarks from A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund. A&W’s campaign comes as the way food is produced becomes an increasingly prominent issue for restaurants, grocers and consumers. Denver-based burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is one of the most well-known restaurant companies that uses organic ingredients and antibiotic-free meat when possible. “You see more and more companies trying to go that route,” said Steve West, a restaurant industry analyst at ITG, based in St. Louis. “We’ve seen hamburger chains in the past like Hardee’s and Jack In The Box realizing, ‘we can’t compete with McDonald’s and Burger King on this low-quality, cheap food – we’ve got to take it up a notch.'” Growth promotants help ranchers and feedlots raise more beef using less feed. The company has worked on its plan for 18 months, lining up suppliers in Canada, the United States and Australia.

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Reached by telephone in Sweden where he contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, senior Environment Canada scientist Greg Flato said that even in the best-case scenarios for limiting growth of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, his federal departmentas computer models show average global warming of about two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2050. In a report released on Friday, the IPCC said itas likely that temperatures will exceed this two-degree Celsius thresholdAby 2100, though not necessarily by 2050. But it anticipates some scenarios in which warming from 2081 to 2100 could be as little as 0.3 degrees Celsius, relative to the 1986 to 2005 average temperatures, or as high as a maximum of 4.8 degrees Celsius above the temperatures of the 1986 to 2005 period by 2100. Governments from around the world have agreed that the two-degree threshold is a dangerous tipping point for the atmosphere. If temperatures rose by that much, climate change would threaten to disrupt ecosystems and accelerate ongoing rising of sea levels and melting of ice in the Arctic; and would increase the likelihood of extreme weather events, such as longer and more frequent heat waves as well as heavier rainfall in some areas and droughts in other locations. The governments have agreed to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid this tipping point asApart of an international commitment made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other world leaders at a 2009 summit in Copenhagen, Denmark to protect the planetas environmental and economic systems. While Flato said there were different projections about the impacts of carbon emissions in the atmosphere, he also praised the IPCC process, noting that its mandate was to take a collection of different scientific research and reach a consensus. aOur (Environment Canada) model, in isolation, produces results that are in roughly the two-degree warming range in the mid-century,a he said, describing Environment Canadaas computer modelling centre as a world-class facility. aBut if you look at all the models together, which is the important thing to do, there is a range and that range is important.a Flato, a scientist and manager at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria, B.C., explained that this approach allowed the IPCC to clearly identify areas where the science is not settled, and clearly state the areas of consensus. Flato also noted that the assessment report of the IPCC demonstrates progress in research identifying the links between specific levels of carbon emissions from human activity and the resulting temperature levels. This could provide governments with information to help them decide how much fossil fuel, such as oil or coal, should be left in the ground and what will happen to temperatures if the energy is consumed. aThatas a new concept and a new result and itas described in this report,a said Flato. aAnd that does provide a way to very simply look at the amount of emissions that could be accepted by the atmosphere for any particularly temperature level.a The panel said greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere had reached alevels unprecedented in at least 800,000 yearsa and that it was aextremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.a The report defines aextremely likelya to mean at least 95-per-cent certainty. The IPCC also addressed concerns about an apparent ahiatusa of observed warming over the past 15 years, noting that the long-term trends still show progressive warming over the past three decades and that global warming is aunequivocal.a Environment Canada research scientist Xuebin Zhang said in a conference call organized by a non-profit Canadian-based public policy group that evidence is also increasing that links specific trends to climate change, such as warming temperatures in the air and water. Graham Cogley, a professor emeritus of geography from Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., noted that the latest assessment confirms research that 93 per cent of excess heat in the planetas climate system is being absorbed by oceans, about three per cent goes into melting ice, another three per cent into the ground and only one per cent ends up in the atmosphere.

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The CRA is conducting other audits of charitiesaffiliated with the Islamic Society of North America Canada. Their efforts were precipitated after a 2011 investigation conducted by Star, a Canadian newspaper, revealed that ISNAmismanagedmore than $600,000 in charitable contributions earmarked for the poor. An audit showed thatof about $810,777 collected over four years, only $196,460 aided the poor. Much of it went toaffiliated services and businesses, many of which listed ISNA Canada’slong-time secretary general, Mohammad Ashraf, as a director, despite federal laws that forbid charities from spending donations on business activities that do not aid the charity. After running ISNA Canada for 32 years Ashraf was forced to retire in 2011. Yet while he was still running the show at ISNA Canada, Ashraf was also secretary of ISNA Canada, putting him at the center of both scandals. Board members accuse Ashraf of running both charities like his personal fiefdoms. Ashraf dismissed those claims.This and other accusations by the (Foundation) board seem to come out of petty internal politics which seems to be ongoing but is not worth discussion, he said. ISNA Canada has issued no comment as of yet on the ruling, other than aJuly 26 statement on their website.We think it is unhelpful to cast aspersions about support for militant groups on a charity and the law abiding citizens that it serves based on pure speculation, the statement said. Fortunately, the case is no longer about speculation. ISNA Canada is finished as a charity.

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