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Lois Ross | A Health Canada agency is proposing to increase the levels allowed by law of glyphosate (e.g., Roundup) permitted in Canadian food.
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Lois Ross | The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of supply management and how it has actually helped secure domestic supply and lessen food waste compared to the situation in many other countries.
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David J. Climenhaga | Don't worry, this isn't about dictator oil at all. It's only about dictator grain, in a manner of speaking, which is obviously a different matter entirely.
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Chelsea Nash | The province says work is "underway" to increase vaccine access to marginalized and vulnerable groups.
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Lois Ross | While the 2021 budget appears to favour agricultural climate change measures on the one hand, will federal regulatory reviews end up reducing climate action on the other?
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David Suzuki | Although a major share of transport and energy emissions are carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and gas, food systems are more complex. CO2 makes up only half of food-related emissions.
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Lois Ross | What do public pension funds have to do with Canadian agriculture? The answer to that question begins with the Prairie Wheat Pools that farmers formed back in the 1920s.
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Lois Ross | A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives presents important data about the loss of family farms and increasing land concentration on the Prairies.
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Lois Ross | The NFUniversity is working to educate, build awareness and encourage alliances with those who understand the importance of food production, but do not necessarily farm.
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Lois Ross | "The reality is that most Canadians do not know much about food issues -- they do not understand issues of farm to plate," says Mark Gregory, founder of Farmwork to Feed Canada.
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Shane Martínez | Why is there a widespread refusal to acknowledge or depict migrant farmworkers in representations about agricultural produce?
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Lois Ross | Engaging reads on agriculture and food for the last days of summer.