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Columnists
Oct 18, 2016

Top 10 books to celebrate World Food Day

World Food Day has Lois Ross opening her bookshelf to share good reads about food, agriculture and communities. Here are our farming columnist's top 10 resources this harvest season.
In cahoots
Aug 12, 2016

The lure of lavender

Ian Baird has no reason to be blue. The hot, dry summer which has plagued home gardeners and farmers across Ontario has been a welcome zephyr to the owner of the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm near Milton.
Columnists
Jul 19, 2016

The ABCs of genetically modified crops

In recent months, there have been a number of announcements related to genetically modified crops. So, what actions are being taken in Canada and internationally to expand the debate about GM crops?
Podcast
Dec 9, 2015
Agroecology in Africa

Organic methods transform agriculture in Africa

Redeye
For years, corporations have been insisting that fertilizers and GMOs are the only way to feed the world. But a new report shows the remarkable success of agro-ecological methods in Africa.
Podcast
May 4, 2015

From private lawn to urban farm

Redeye
Homeowners throughout Vancouver have allowed a local farming collective to rip up their front lawns and plant vegetables. In the process, they discover that sustainable living is possible in the city.
Podcast
Apr 2, 2015

Losing our grip on the family farm

Redeye
As investors buy up farms and manage them for short-term profit, the land and our food sovereignity are put at risk. A report by the National Farmers Union details the scale of the threat.
Podcast
Oct 10, 2014

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Redeye
Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food.
Podcast
Apr 28, 2014

Episode 154: Labouring for change

rabble radio
May Day is coming and we celebrate by hearing about labour in Indonesia, and spoken word poem about justice in the U.S., plus an agricultural land reserve and community gardening in Ottawa.
Podcast
Apr 4, 2014

Loss of agricultural land threatens food security

Redeye
The Agricultural Land Reserve was set up in the 1970s to protect prime farming land from development. Now there are rumours that the provincial government is planning to dismantle the ALR.

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