Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has released a report called an Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013.
It provides basic information about the sector, tracks how it performs over time and reflects the challenges […]
By: Christina Sarich Published: Nation of Change, May 30, 2013
If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of […]
By: Owen Roberts Published: FCC Express, June 21, 2013
Thinking of growing nut trees? Join the July 20th Skills Building Tour to Grimo Nut Nursery. More information at: http://www.farmstart.ca/programs/training/skills-building-farm-tours/#orchard
Ontario’s agri-food diversity could soon expand further, into hazelnuts -– if enough producers can be found to grow them.
A handful of farmers […]
This short video highlights the farms operating on Toronto Regional Conservation Lands, including the McVean Farm and reminds us why it is important to have access to farm land in the urban environment.
By: David Cohlmeyer Published: May, 2013
Despite soil being abundant and nearby, less than 10% of this incredible diversity has even been described, named and catalogued. The plants that nourish and shelter people have spent millennia developing resilient relationships with the living soil. Insects, birds, animals and humans have also evolved alongside this complex […]
By: USC Canada Published: 2013
Nine out of every ten bites of food around the world today begin with seed. From Newfoundland to British Columbia, Canadians coast-to-coast will soon benefit from a program to build a more secure and diverse ‘made-in-Canada’ seed supply. Thanks to a generous grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Bauta Family […]
By: Sonja Vermeulen and Andy Challinor
Published: June 6, 2013
Global temperatures have not been this high in at least 4,000 years. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today – 400 parts per million – has not been this high for three million years. Climate change has moved from an abstract concept to a basic fact of nature, and […]
By: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (cban) Published: June 5, 2013
On May 29, the US government confirmed that unapproved GE wheat was discovered in a field in Oregon. GE wheat is not approved or grown anywhere in the world. The US government has increased its investigation but has still not been able to identify the source […]
By: Sadhbh Walshe Published: May 24, 2013
Apiculturists and scientists are trying to reverse a dramatic decline in bee colonies that threatens agricultural production.
For the past few years the bees required to pollinate fruit and vegetables in the US have been dying en masse with reported losses last season of up to 50%. […]
By: Jo Robinson Published: May 25, 2013
WE like the idea that food can be the answer to our ills, that if we eat nutritious foods we won’t need medicine or supplements. We have valued this notion for a long, long time. The Greek physician Hippocrates proclaimed nearly 2,500 years ago: “Let food be […]