By Paul Moss The World Tonight, June 27, 2012
Aristotelis Loukas does not look like a farmer, nor for that matter does he sound like one.
He is working as a farmer, and even dresses like a farmer – but then the overalls and hat do not quite fit: too tight, too new, not clothes […]
By: Allison Finnamore FCC Express
The Platform for Innovation in Organic Agriculture will be a multi-purpose centre focused on research and development needs expressed by over 30 organic agriculture organization, states the federal government in a news release. That includes […]
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
Organic farms provide habitat for many beneficial organisms, including pollinators and insects that prey upon or parasitize pests. In this article, we focus on creating insectaries – strips of plants that support beneficial insects. The subject is currently being studied by Organic Science Cluster researchers.
You can leave weeds or […]
Dacian Cioloş European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development spoke at the G20/Rio de Janeiro 21 June 2012 outlining why sustainable agriculture is so important and the need for CAP reform.
“I believe that food security and fighting poverty in countries confronted with these problems, depends a lot on their ability to develop a […]
Soil Association News – June 25, 2012
An animated ad, by the US fast food chain Chipotle that used a moving Willie Nelson cover of Coldplay’s The Scientist to prick the conscience of rivals who factory farm, has been named the best TV campaign in the world. The heartfelt ad charts the journey of a […]
By Courtney H. Diener-Stokes Reading Eagle.com, May 13, 2012
Rodale.com editor says eliminating it will keep harmful chemicals out of your food.
Given the negative rap plastic has increasingly received over the years and our effort to aid in reduction of its usage, the home garden shouldn’t be ignored as a place to purge […]
It is at: www.ontario.ca/localfood
You know that buying local food makes sense on many different levels. It supports […]
“Learning to Become a Farmer” is a recent report published by the FarmON Alliance, a provincially coordinated partnership of organizations with a mandate to support a new generation of viable, ecological and locally-oriented farms. The FarmON Alliance includes FarmStart, Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre, Farms at Work, Just Food and Eat Local […]
By Sarah B. Hood Young Street – May 30, 2012
It’s one of the most profound changes in North American food culture since the drive-through: the neighbourhood farmers’ market, where fresh fare from local farmers is snapped up by urban dwellers who are tired of woody, out-of-season tomatoes and hard, oversized strawberries grown thousands […]
By: Lorne McClinton Farm Credit Canada
Most producers consider growing food to be a noble venture. But unless you can prove that your farm has the potential to produce the largest portion of your gross income, expect questions from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If CRA considers farming your prime occupation, you can deduct […]