By: CBC News Published: May 28, 2013
Tomato farmers are trying to calculate the total cost of damage frost did to their crops on the weekend.
Walter Brown grows more than 70 hectares of processing tomatoes on his Leamington farm and called it an unusual cold snap. He saw the thermometer dip almost to the […]
Filmed and edited by: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine Released: January 2013
A short film focussing on the struggles of environmental activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and farmer, Bija Devi, in their fight to preserve heirloom seeds in India.
By: Oliver St. John Published: USA Today, May 22, 2013
More than anything, Rebecca Bloomfield wants her own organic farm. To accomplish this though, in a social media age — without much capital — she has to be something else first: a crowdfunding guru.
Just as she taught herself to grow organic food, she’s also […]
By: Vicki Hird Published: Resurgence, May/June 2013
While many blame dwindling resources on the world’s growing population, and struggle to find solutions, we at Friends of the Earth have a different perspective. Our focus is on finding ways to manage renewable resources so they aren’t lost to us, or future generations. Key to this […]
By: Marc Gunther Published: The Guardian, Monday 20 May 2013
Most of the organic baby greens sold in Washington DC supermarkets are not “green” at all. They’re grown in the Salinas Valley in California, which has been called the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet. Then they are shipped in refrigerated trucks roughly 2,800 miles […]
By: Allison Finnamore Published: FFC Express, May 17, 2013
In a news release, the CFIA states that the temporary policy is in place while it reviews and modernizes its current food labelling rules.
In the meantime, CFIA has defined the term local […]
By Susan Mann Published: Better Farming, May , 2013
If passed, a provincial MPP’s private member’s bill to give farmers a non-refundable tax credit for donating excess produce to food banks may encourage more farmers to donate, says Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Mark Wales.
Progressive Conservative MPP Bob Bailey (Sarnia-Lambton) introduced the bill, Taxation […]
On May 7, 2013 the National Farmers Union […]
By: Abigail Conrad Published: The Guardian, 23 April 2013 Small-scale farmers produce food for 70% of the global population. Yet, they are some of the world’s poorest and most food insecure people. Alternatives to conventional farming should be embraced to improve subsistence farmers’ yields and to ensure adequate food production for the growing […]
taste•real presents the 3rd Annual Spring Wellington rural Romp on Saturday May 25th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a self-guided tour of farms, nurseries, restaurants and other local food businesses. The themes for this year’s Romp are ‘Gardener’s Delight’ and ‘Tastes of Spring’. Seventeen businesses in Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North will open their doors to the public. […]