By: Jonathan L. Mayuga Published: Business Mirror, November 21, 2012
The government should ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country, Indian scientist Dr. Tushar Chakraborty said on Wednesday.
In a press conference organized by Greenpeace, Chakraborty, the principal scientist of the Gene Regulation Laboratory—Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, said banning of GMOs in the […]
The Government of Canada is seeking input on a proposed domestic policy and implementation framework to manage the low level presence of genetically modified crops in imports.
The objective of the Policy and Framework is to provide transparency and predictability for importers and exporters and minimize disruptions to trade while protecting the health and safety […]
Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is a seven-acre site located on conservation land in Toronto. The farm is uniquely situated between a major urban centre (Jane & Finch) and a major university (York).
The project is being led by Everdale, a farm-based charity with 15 years of experience growing food and providing hands-on, solution-based food and […]
Published: thestar.com, November 23, 2012
It’s great that the Ontario Greenbelt has added another 400 hectares to its protected ring around the Toronto region. The fields and forests of northern Oakville will now remain untouched by urban sprawl.
But spare a moment for the small-scale farmers who live and work in these […]
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) wants your ideas on how we can work together to increase the agri-food and agri-product sector’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets and improve adaptability and sustainability within the sector.
FarmStart and many other Ontario organizations have signed the following letter addressed to the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Natural Resources and Agriculture Food, and Rural Affairs as part of the review of the our Provincial Planning Statement. The letter is intended to express our deep concern about proposed revisions to the Provincial Policy […]
The Conference Board’s Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC) invites you to provide your online feedback and assessment of draft content for the Canadian Food Strategy.
The principal goal of CFIC is to engage stakeholders from business, government, academia, associations, and communities to create a Canadian Food Strategy—one that will meet the country’s need […]
Mike Shreiner, a former FarmStart Board Member, explains why he thinks “going local is the road to a healthy food system”. By: Mike Schreiner Published: The Star, July 15, 2012
By: Jane Wells Published: CNBC, October 29, 2012
This wasn’t a tech conference. Venture capitalists were here to check out sustainable farming.
“In the next 40 years there’s […]
By: Debora Van Brenk Published: The London Free Press, October 11, 2012
Local food clusters — to help fruits of the land get from Southwestern Ontario farmers to nearby consumers — could help tap into some of the $18-billion bounty of food that’s otherwise imported into Ontario each year, a new report says.