There are many layers to farming, but there are plenty of farmers who know what is required. And they have been trying to get the message across for a long time. Will the federal government get it?
From a farmer's perspective, it is increasingly evident that neonicotinoids are being used in unacceptable ways. From an environmental perspective, the evidence of harm is overwhelming.
Agriculture in Canada is heading down a dangerous path, promoted by Health Canada's willingness to continue to approve the use of neonicotinoids despite the harm done by these chemicals.
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Dr. Shiva is a globally influential voice on the topic of food security. This is the conclusion of a talk she gave in Winnipeg in March 2014.
The Agriculture Workers Alliance has renewed a benefit plan to provide accidental death and dismemberment insurance for its members.
The Harper government's systematic path of destruction through Canada's public agriculture institutions continues with the closure of the Cereal Research Centre.
Neonicotinoids are now the world's most widely used class of insecticides. Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency has registered them for virtually every crop grown in Canada.
Policy towards local food in Manitoba reflects a deeper problem -- the marriage of government to industrial agriculture to the detriment of family farmers.
'Harvesting Justice' is a great look into the world's most exciting food justice groups and a knockout organizing tool.
This interview examines systemic barriers to agricultural migrant workers accessing health and safety protections and compensation for injury, and marks the 30th Injured Workers Day in Ontario.