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Farmer inspecting wheat. Photo: Los Alamos National Laboratory/Flickr
Lois Ross | Two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results.
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Lois Ross | There is a need for a massive re-think about how we build community, rural and urban communities that are resilient, healthy and work towards strengthening self-reliance in the face of climate change.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President Donald Trump. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Lois Ross | As U.S. President Donald Trump rambles and rumbles about cancelling NAFTA, what if we called the bully's bluff? The result would no doubt be much better than any of his suggestions for change.
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 Urban Organic Farming. Photo: Visit.org/flickr
Lois Ross | 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.
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Lois Ross | In mid-May the federal government began to release the long-awaited results of the 2016 Agriculture Census. While lots of the detail has yet to be revealed, there is enough to see the big picture.
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Lois Ross | The Liberals tabled another "stay-tuned" budget, with little commitment and definitely little vision for how the agricultural economy of this country might be best developed in the public interest.
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Lois Ross | 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?
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Lois Ross | 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.
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Lois Ross | For decades, the trend has been a continuous loss of family farmers in Canada. But now individuals and groups working for food justice are providing alternatives to the corporate model of farming.
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Lois Ross | Canadian farmers are contending with increasingly strict commercial rights on the seeds they buy. And there are fewer options in the public domain. These issues have led to calls for policy change.
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Lois Ross | Today's farmers can no longer assume they will continue to have the right to store and save seed from one year to the next. Storing of "copyrighted" seed is now regulated as "privilege."
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Jan Slomp | Those who want to put global trade agreements ahead of made-in-Canada solutions are treating trade as a sacred cow, when really it's just bull.