Canadian agriculture

Columnists
May 23, 2018
Migrant workers harvest corn. Photo: Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr

The plight of farm workers in Canada

As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
Columnists
Jul 18, 2017
 Urban Organic Farming. Photo: Visit.org/flickr

Street Farm serves up food for the soul

Street Farm is the story of Sole Food Street Farms and how the creation of an urban farm eventually developed into a network of four farms located in Vancouver's East Hastings district.
Columnists
Sep 27, 2016

'Gold with yield': A primer on land-grabbing

Land use, access to agricultural land, and who stewards land, are key issues in food production. Land-grabbing is a growing concern because it determines not only access but also how land is used.
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?
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