by: Guelph Mercury Mar 26, 2014
OTTAWA — Four major environmental groups are demanding that Ottawa force pesticide makers to provide scientific studies looking at whether their products are killing bees.
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has been asking registered pesticide manufacturers for the studies since 2004.
But despite several notices, the studies […]
Here at Green Being Farm we concentrate on pasturing livestock, with a major emphasis on raising our animals in a way that does not compromise their dignity, nor that of the environment. We raise pastured pigs, chickens, hens, and sometimes turkeys, in addition to producing grassfed beef and lamb. We also grow vegetables for our […]
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ScienceDaily Published Setember 29, 2011
Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
Since many weeds produce flowers and seed, they are an integral part of our […]
Country Guide for Farmcentre.com
Canadian consumers are far less likely than producers to consider or encourage a career in agriculture, Canada’s federal ag lender finds in a new survey.
Farm Credit Canada released results of a national survey of an “FCC Vision Panel” convened by polling firm Angus Reid in March. […]
Paul Hanley, Special to The StarPhoenix Published; October 17, 2011 The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure.
There are about 1,500 organic farmers in Saskatchewan, at last […]
Organic milk is a niche market for Quebec dairy producers, but a new organic milk production program at a leading provincial agricultural college may help make it a more popular and profitable field, Quebec dairy experts say.
“It’s very good news for a growing […]
This article appeared in a special supplement to the Globe & Mail October 14th for Organic Week 2011.
When you ask people what’s special about organic food, they generally say organic farmers do not use toxic chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or […]
This report by Dan Rather is worth watching. (http://www.panna.org/blog/dan-rather-pesticides-bees)
It provides a good look at how systemic pesticides can and are having serious affects on our pollinators and the lack of regulation and oversight involved in bringing them to market.
I think that what we are witnessing with honeybees and […]
Try to imagine a small Royal Botanical Gardens or Butchart Gardens with spectacular displays of a diverse collection of edible plants that can be grown successfully in our region in a way that demonstrates sustainable, organic food production and invites tourism in support of the bourgeoning local food […]