By: Suzanne Goldenberg, Published: theguardian.com, 12 September 2013
Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday –the second in the Pacific north-west in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for genetically modified traits.
The investigation was ordered after a farmer in Washington state reported that his alfalfa shipments […]
By: Mike Schreiner Published: Guelph Mercury, Sept 10, 2013
I love eating local food. Thankfully, I live in Ontario where we are blessed with good weather, good farmland and great farmers.
We grow more than 200 varieties of food here. Sadly, Ontario is losing so much farmland to development that it threatens our ability to […]
By Janet Davison Published: CBC News, Sept 16, 2013
Christopher Hambly has his career plan mapped out.
He’ll finish high school, head off for a few years — ideally to study “something to do with agriculture” at the University of Guelph — come home and eventually take over the family farm on the outskirts of […]
By Amber Hildebrandt Published: CBC News Posted, Sept. 13, 2013
The federal government is trying to quell growing worries about pesticide dust killing millions of bees by introducing changes for crop farmers, but some beekeepers call it a “Band-Aid” solution.
Health Canada’s agency responsible for pesticide regulation on Friday released a list of actions it […]
The Ruminant, is a blog that wonders what perfect farming looks like, and that offers farmers a chance to spread some good ideas around.
The blog’s main focus is a called Farm Glance, which invites you to submit photos and descriptions of your approach to any farming- or gardening-related task on your farm. No approach […]
By: Ray Baynton Published: Backburn News, August 8, 2013 The tourism group for Southwestern Ontario is tying local farmers into a new culinary magazine. The magazine will include five themed, mapped itineraries offering self-directed getaways across the region. Each itinerary will tie together a weekend of local culinary experiences linked to local farmers, […]
By: Justin Gardener Published: REALfarmacy.com, August 18 , 2013 Contrary to claims by Monsanto and government conspirators, we can indeed meet the world’s hunger without the use of genetically modified seed and manufactured chemicals. Bumper crops of rice, potatoes, and wheat are being grown in India using methods of Agroecology. Agroecology is a dynamic […]
By Karen Weintraub Published: BBC News, 28 August 2013 Farming has always been a hard way to make a living. Now, a small but – anecdotally – growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land. […]
By: Carey Gillam Published: Reuters, August 28, 2013
Researchers in the key corn-growing state of Illinois are finding significant damage from rootworms in farm fields planted in a rotation with a genetically modified corn that is supposed to protect the crop from the pests, according to a new report.
Evidence gathered from fields […]
By: Steve Holt Published: Takepart.com, June 3, 2013 When it comes to fixing the way humans eat, there’s no shortage of proposed methods and philosophies. But if we could do just one thing to fix the global food system, what would that be? The answer, according to many experts, may surprise you: empower women. Gender […]