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May 29th, 2013
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CFIA interim policy says local food is anything grown within the same provinceCBC News May 28, 2013 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has greatly expanded its definition of local food.The CFIA, which is responsible for food labelling in Canada, has for decades defined local food as food that is pro...
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May 1st, 2013
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald April 30 2012ALLISTON - As an Alliston restaurant continues its battle with the federal government over the definition of local food, the government says it wants to hear more from other farmers, food producers and business owners.This request comes on the heels of w...
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Apr 29th, 2013
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News release from AWARE Simcoe April 29, 2013Alliston, ON – The Mega Quarry might be no more…for the time being….but there’s nothing to stop powerful companies from trying the same thing again and again and again.Join AWARE Simcoe and guest speakers for the first Public Meeting on FOOD AND WATER FIRS...
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Apr 22nd, 2013
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MP says business must follow the rulesBy Brad Pritchard Apr 17, 2013  Alliston HeraldALLISTON - An Alliston restaurant owner has been told by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) it will go into “enforcement mode” at the end of next week if he doesn’t come up with a plan to remove local claims ...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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AWARE Simcoe April 10 2013The North Dufferin Agricultural Task Force has launched its Food and Water First website, and the first thing we all can do is go there and take the pledge! Here's what it says: I promise to protect Ontario's prime farmland and source water regions. I will make every effort ...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner April 9, 2013As the ice thins on the bay and farmers’ minds turn to seeding, a half dozen people rallied on Lakeshore Drive to protest against genetically modified alfalfa....
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Apr 9th, 2013
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Few eaters, growers or food activists can afford $1,000 ticket to Conference Board’s national food summitBy: Catherine Porter Toronto Star Apr 09 2013Canada desperately needs a national food strategy.Our food system is broken.Farmers are now making less money off their farms than they did during the ...
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Apr 9th, 2013
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by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald April 2 2013ALLISTON - The chef and co-owner of a popular Alliston gourmet fast food restaurant says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is unfairly scrutinizing his business after being told to remove references saying they serve locally sourced products and ...
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Apr 6th, 2013
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By: Brad Holden Creemore Echo April 4, 2013 The North Dufferin Agricultural Task Force is rolling out its next phase of advocacy following its successful, if precarious, defeat of the mega quarry proposal in Melancthon. On Wednesday, spokesperson Shirley Boxem brought NDACT’s new “Food and Water Firs...
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Apr 4th, 2013
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Email from Simcoe County Food & Agriculture Charter April 3 2013 The Simcoe County Food and Agriculture Charter Steering Committee and the Food Partners Alliance have created the Charter Champion Awards to acknowledge the many individuals and organizations working hard to create a strong and vibrant ...