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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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…
At the beginning of the New Farm Project this video was commissioned and it premiered at the first fall gathering.
Hello friends and supporters of local food,
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.
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.
Leda McDonald describes the value of wild edible garlic mustard for health and ecology.
Following the bleak winter months, even the brown leftovers of snowbanks look appetizing to a forager of wild edibles. Dedicated eaters who have searched for green leaves under mulch and snow delight in the abundance of growth that occurs as soon as the temperature climbs above freezing. The harvest of wild weeds can begin well before the first garden vegetables sprout.