Here is a look at what is happening in the United States right now with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938. It represents some big changes to our food system – and it is extremely important […]
By Randy Shore Published: Vancouver Sun, November 22, 2013 Workshop speaker Mark Robbins is a recently retired provincial agrologist who raises specialty poultry in Langley, an enterprise he has been building for 10 years. His farm earns about $200,000 a year before expenses on about three hectares of land. He throws out the old […]
By: Owen Roberts Published: FCC Express, November 15, 2013 Ontario farmers stand to gain more market share as a result of a new strategy unveiled by the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors. In its report, Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processing Industry Strategy — The New Engine of Ontario’s Economy, the alliance, which provides […]
Designing a food distribution system for Northwestern Ontario.
There is a demand for healthy local food.
It keeps us healthier. It keeps us happier. It supports our local economy.
Northern Ontario is beginning to produce and process a lot of local food, which is great! BUT…
We need a more […]
By: Steven McFadden
Michael Brownlee stopped in Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday evening and gave a talk about local food. Detailing the systemic weaknesses in the juggernaut of industrial agriculture, which now provides about 98% of our food, he commented: ”food is the one area where we are all most vulnerable, and where the need is […]
By: Eleanor J Bader Published: Truthout, 17 November 2013 According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, the number of women-operated farms more
than doubled in the 25 years between 1982 and 2007. In fact, female farmers now make up the fastest-growing sector of the country’s changing agricultural landscape and nearly 1 million women […]
For thirty years The Big Carrot has been searching for Nature’s Finest to provide our shoppers with delicious, nourishing and sustainable food. In celebration of this commitment to sustainable food production we are launching the Nature’s Finest Fund. This will become an annual grant program to expand the availability of locally produced food […]
By: Gemma Claxton Published: Farmers Weekly, 20 November 2013 Farmers need to “reinvigorate soils with life” in order to prevent losses and maximise outputs. According to Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, soils are being destroyed 10 times faster than they are created, with soil losses of 2m tonnes a year. Speaking at […]