By: Simon Hadlington Published: Chemistry World, 21 October 2013
Scientists in Italy believe they have found a molecular trigger by which neonicotinoid pesticides may harm colonies of honeybees. The team’s experiments suggest that exposure to neonicotinoids results in increased levels of a particular protein in bees that inhibits a key molecule involved in the immune response, […]
Published: Science Daily, Oct. 21, 2013
Cover crops may be in the hardest working plants in organic farming systems. A variety of dependable cover crops are used to subdue weeds, build productive soil, control pests and diseases, and enhance overall sustainability of organic systems. In a new study, the popular cover crop Vetch (Vicia sativa […]
Extension offers videos, articles and research papers to help with new farming skills. This video looks at using winter killed cover crops to facilitate organic no-till planting of early spring vegetables.
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Using weed suppressing, winter killed cover crops is one potential way to eliminate spring tillage in an organic […]
Windsor, Ontario will be hosting our 2013 Bring Food Home Conference – Building Bridges Together. This year’s conference will run from November 17th to 19th and will feature a wide range of workshops, new farmer training, compelling keynote speakers and a feast of local flavours.
Bring Food Home is Ontario’s biennial conference connecting those […]
By: Lilian Schaer Published: Alberta Farmer, Oct 18, 2013
There may be opportunities for Ontario farmers to grow medicinal and culinary herbs, as well as other non-traditional crops, for the health market — but the first step is determining whether it’s possible to grow these crops in Ontario.
That step was the basis of a Ontario […]
by Owen Roberts Published: FCC Express, October 11, 2013
Ontario agriculture is buzzing this week after the province’s premier — who also serves as its agriculture and food minister — challenged the sector to hit new highs.
At the Premier’s Summit on Agri-Food Innovation, Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants the agri-food industry to double […]
By Mark Bittman
Published: New York Times, October 14, 2013
It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. The question “How will we feed the world?” implies that we have no choice but […]
By Janet Davison Published; CBC News, Oct 14, 2013
Anon Lololi quickly rattles off how he likes to cook callaloo, a leafy green vegetable common in his native Guyana, but not so common in kitchens and grocery stores around his Toronto-area home.
“We love it in rice,” he says. Add coconut milk, and it’s a real […]
By Marco Chown Oved Published: Guelph Mercury, Oct. 8, 2013
GUELPH — It’s a scene of bucolic harmony rarely seen in the era of factory farming. Cows, pigs, geese and chickens all run free on Murray Thunberg’s traditional mixed farm near Guelph.
One look at Thunberg’s round, yellow cucumbers and striped tomatoes and you know […]