Apr 6th, 2013
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...
Apr 4th, 2013
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 ...
Mar 31st, 2013
Many horses headed for slaughter thanks to province's shortsightedness - but what are the consequences for meat eaters? By Kate Harries AWARE News Network March 31 2013 This is my personal reaction to the Toronto Star article on Backstreet Bully. Thanks to Mary Ormsby and Dale Brazao for a thorough i...
Mar 30th, 2013
Racehorse Backstreet Bully slaughtered despite plea; death reveals flaws in protecting public from toxic meatBy Mary Ormsby and Dale Brazao Toronto Star Mar 29 2013Backstreet Bully was unloaded from a trailer after dawn and led by his halter into an abattoir in rural Quebec. Once owned and raced by M...
Mar 26th, 2013
by AMANDA KWAN The Globe and Mail Friday, Mar. 22 2013Thousands of residents live in the cluster of apartment towers that fill almost an entire city block at the corner of Parliament and Wellesley streets in Toronto. With an estimated population of over 25,000, St. James Town is the most densely popu...
Mar 26th, 2013
Supporting Ontario's Agri-Food Sector, From Farm to ForkOntario gov't News Release March 25, 2013 The new Ontario government is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed, would help make more local food available in markets, schools, cafeterias, grocery stores and restaurants throughout the pr...
Feb 28th, 2013
Email from NDACT February 28 2013Now that our MPPs are back to work at Queen's Park, it's time to press them for a Food and Water First policy.The fight to stop the Highland mega quarry shone a spotlight on the lack of protection for Ontario's prime farmland and source water regions under the Aggrega...
Feb 27th, 2013
Ontario NDP Ag Critic Identifies Lack of Outreach as a Real ConcernBy Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com February 26 2013When it comes to politics, sometimes it’s hard to get a real sense of what’s really going on behind the scenes. This has been especially true with it comes to Ontario agricultural politic...
Nov 29th, 2012
... but to take extra care with carcasses destined for Japanese consumers!By Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife and Field Producer Philip Ling, CTV News Nov. 28, 2012OTTAWA -- Federal beef inspectors at the XL Foods plant in southern Alberta whose E. coli crisis sparked the country’s largest meat recall...
Nov 2nd, 2012
By Denna Berg Northumberland View Nov 01, 2012The proposed bill to support the usage of more locally produced and processed foods was one of the many legislations that were killed after Premier McGuinty’s announcement of stepping down on October 15th, 2012 (Ontario Farmer, 2012). The Local Food Act w...