By: Damian Carrington
Published: The Guardian, Monday 29 April 2013
Europe will enforce the world’s first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides alleged to cause serious harm to bees, after a European commission vote on Monday.
The suspension is a landmark victory for millions of environmental campaigners, backed by the European Food Safety Authority […]
By Allison Finnamore Published: FCC Express, April 19, 2013
A strong agricultural economy fuelled by low interest rates, growing world food demand and resulting higher commodity prices continue to underpin a national increase in average farmland values, according to Farm Credit Canada’s Farmland Values Report, released earlier this week.
The average value of Canadian farmland […]
By: Allison Finnamore Published: FCC Express, April 19, 2013
The Canada Organic Trade Association says Canada’s organic market grew to $3.7 billion in 2012, with national sales of certified organic food and non-alcoholic beverages reaching $3 billion.
The value of the Canadian organic food market has tripled since 2006, the association says, calling it diverse […]
By Jenn Kucharczyk on April 17, 2013 Sustain Ontario, in collaboration with Powerline Films and 17 partner organizations, is proud to announce the upcoming release of the 2012-2013 Growing Good Food Ideas videos. These videos will be launched at an event with Premier Wynne on Wednesday, April 24th at the Ontario Legislature. “The Growing Good […]
As Earth Week 2013 rolls around, a frenzy of land grabbing threatens our food supply, Indigenous land use practices, access to water and the future of farming. In recent years the focus on speculation in food prices caused riots in over 30 countries. However, […]
Published: Farm & Food Care Ontario, April 11, 2013
A new initiative will help to tell stories of food and farming in this province from the perspective of some of Ontario’s younger farmers.
“Dinner Starts Here” is the brainchild of Andrew Campbell, a Middlesex dairy farmer and social media advocate, and was launched at the […]
By Denise Faguy Published: Farms.com, April 08, 2013
A 2012 study to identify barriers to new farmers joining agriculture found that start-up costs and access to land continue to be substantial barriers. The study examined industry issues faced by both new and experienced farmers who lacked direct farm ownership experience.
Although the study did not identify […]
Published:RT.com, April 15, 2013
A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals.
An anti-GMO website has posted the results of an education-based consulting company’s comparison of corn types, and the results reveal that genetically modified foods may be more hazardous than once […]
By Allison Finnamore Published: FCC Express, April 5, 2013
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released a report showing the strong contribution of the agriculture and agri-food sector to Canada’s economy.
“Farm performance overall continues to remain strong as the industry becomes more competitive, innovative, and profitable,” says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “The report shows that […]
By Neil Billinger Published: FCC Express, April 5, 2013
The Saskatchewan government is getting positive feedback about two new measures to help with leasing community pastures.
Sixty community pastures are being transferred from federal to provincial control. The provincial government states that if a patron group decides to lease rather than purchase the land, the […]