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PRESS RELEASE Farmers Seek Environmental Assessment of GM Alfalfa from Ontario Government

July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, the first ever request relating to the issue of GM crops.
 

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Farming with an Ipod

 
By Stuart Oke
It has been a quicker transition then one might think: suburban-raised kid to organic farmer in 5 years flat. The image of me manhandling the walk-behind rototiller, my sound dampening headphones on with my earphones tucked underneath, symbolizes that change. I plunge myself into a reality-muted Led  Zeppelin concert with Robert Plant singing me praises for my crop rotation and ecologically-minded farming practises…

New Season Coming

At the beginning of the New Farm Project this video was commissioned and it premiered at the first fall gathering. 

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Kingston Local Recipies


Hello friends and supporters of local food,

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Local 316 NFU publishes "Plan to Grow"

Scaling Up local food in Kingston and Countryside

National Farmers Union Local 316 is pleased to present the final report of the Plan to Grow action research project, funded through our NFU New Farm Project.

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Food Down the Road officially launches


The latest edition of the Food Down the Road newspaper officially launched this Saturday at the Kingston Public Market. When the clock in City Hall chimed eleven o'clock, a flash mob of a hundred people converged to read the newspaper as a group, before dissolving back into the crowd a minute later.
Local and national media were in attendance.

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