Check out this article in Macleans… land grabbing is happening close to home:
Betting the farm – and winning Investors are buying up our farmland and making traditionalists nervous
- Write your Member of Parliament one last time to ask them to vote for Bill C-474 on Feb 9th, and ask them to participate in the debate on Feb 8th. Send a letter from: http://www.cban.ca/474action
- The Liberal Party must support the Bill! Write the Liberals instantly from: http://www.cban.ca/liberalact474
- Call your MP on Monday, Tuesday or even Wednesday! You can search for your MP’s phone number at http://www.parl.gc.ca Read more…
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I recently visited the Maine Farmland Trust and was incredibly inspired by the organization and all it is managing to do to make farming a viable and vibrant option in Maine.
I picked up a a very well done documentary that they have put together profiling some of Maine’s farmers. Check out this collection of short films online: http://meetyourfarmer.org/
We checked out Chase’s Daily, one of the farm-run cafes featured in the documentary-quite a cool place. An inspiring project on all levels: the Trust, the documentary, and the farms.
The widespread use of glyphosate is causing negative impacts on soil and plants as well as possibly animal and human health. These are key findings of Don Huber, emeritus professor of plant pathology, Purdue University.
We arrived in Cancun Sunday afternoon, partway through the second day of the Global Forum for Life, Environmental, and Social Justice, organized by La Via Campesina (LVC). The Forum was organized as a people’s forum to parallel the official United Nations climate change conference COP16. Read more…
Canada’s farmers represent less than 2% of our population, yet they play a critical role in the country’s economic system, they are the cornerstone of our rural culture and provide an essential service to the rest of the country. Here are 5 reasons why we need more farmers in Canada:
1) Food Safety
Farmers are accountable for the food they produce. Large corporations have maneuvered around the accountability for their products resulting in widespread epidemics such as swine and avian flu, BSE and listeriosis. Food safety requires more than government regulations, it requires real people who care about what they’re producing, it requires farmers. Read more…