The National Farmers Union has fought many important battles over the last 50 years. The NFU's stories are inspiring, and need to be known, respected and remembered.
As we come to the close of 2019, it's important to reflect on some of the major issues affecting agriculture and food production. There have been promising stories and some that are worrisome.
With a minority government in place, there may be an opportunity to push for expanding the climate change debate to include the impact that industrial agriculture is having on our environment.
Agriculture and food security are not just any issues -- they are deeply linked to climate change and are basic to human life. But little of this is being expressed in this election campaign.
With the release of a new report from the IPCC, we finally have a comprehensive global analysis of the impact of diet and agricultural production on climate change.
Understanding how food and agriculture can be part of climate justice is fundamental. Here are some summer reads that can help.
David J. Climenhaga
The plan in a nutshell: blame Ottawa; say you're doing something; if the problem gets fixed, take credit; if not, assign blame again.
While the budget purports to introduce a national food strategy, what it presents is barely a first step, with a mix of food and agriculture initiatives that are largely unconnected.
Climate protests in Europe highlight concerns similar to those of small farmers in Canada. Farmers concerned about climate change are calling on a return to smaller, more sustainable farms.
What does every kid learn in school? That to grow anything, you need seed, soil, water and sun. But what if you removed soil from the equation? Wouldn’t the possibilities be almost endless?