By David Schmidt Published: FCC Express, March 8, 2013
British Columbia farmers markets generated over $114 million in sales last year, says Dr. David Connell of the University of Northern British Columbia.
Add a standard multiplier and that represents over $170 million in economic benefits to the province, he told the annual meeting of the […]
By: Damian Carrington Published: The Guardian, February 28, 2013
The decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global Continue Reading →
Published: The Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada Newsletter, March 6, 2013
In only a century, we have lost over 90% of the varieties available to us. When choosing seeds for your garden, choose open pollinated varieties (so that you can save seed and grow a “true” plant) and grow endangered varieties. According to USC […]
By Tim Smedley Published: The Guardian, February 25, 2013
A Fairtrade Foundation report published today highlights the irreplaceable role of smallholder farmers in global food production, and calls on international business to reassess how it treats the most vulnerable in its supply chain.
The report, […]
By: Owen Roberts Published: FCC Express, March 8, 2013
Organic food consumption is increasing everywhere, but organic production is not keeping pace.
That means producers and processors are missing out on a profitable niche, and consumers are not getting as much local product as they could.
Yorkshire Valley Farms, Canada’s leading fresh organic chicken producer, […]
Finance, Farms and Food:
Exploring new ways to organize and raise money for sustainable food system projects
When: 21 Mar 2013
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Langford Community Centre, Brant County
To register: Click Here.
The Langford Conservancy is bringing in some special speakers this week to a […]
By: Damian Carrington Published: The Guardian, 28 February 2013
The decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global
In the spirit of the ever nearing dawn of this year’s farming season, Nicola Inglefield and Martina Schaefer, have penned an article highlighting the wonders of participating in an on-farm internship to learn the principles and practices of organic/ecological farming.
Have you ever found yourself wondering what to do about climate change? Pondering how […]
The following interview with Wendell Berry has a few of great quotes from this great man that we would like to share with you: (In response to questions about Roger Cohen’s New York Times op-ed calling organics the “the romantic back-to-nature obsession of an upper middle […]
As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter prepares to deliver his report on Canada to the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva on March 4, Food Secure Canada members and friends are organizing communities events in every single province and territory (Click here […]