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.
This guide presents issues related to storage of organic fruits and vegetables from there aspects.
1. An overview of the principles that underpin the responses to these products to harvest, handling and storage.
2. An […]
I am not going to take a soft line on this. I have always been frightened of what the long-term consequences of genetically modified crops will be. I was convinced that we were going to have to live through these consequences as a society – to “wait and see” whether it would manifest as the […]