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Jun 7th, 2012
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By Emma Reilly Hamilton Spectator June 6, 2012Robert Pasuta is a man who loves the land.He’s worked the same acres of earth his entire life, growing grain corn, soybeans, winter wheat. It’s the same soil his father worked, the same land that has supported his wife and seven children.Until six years a...
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Mar 23rd, 2012
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Ontario Farmland Trust email March 22 2012The Farmland Trust has just launched an online Farmland Preservation Awareness survey. Survey participates are asked general questions about their awareness of land conservation, land use policies and agriculture in their community. We hope to have a diversit...
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Mar 22nd, 2012
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By CHERYL BROWNE – Barrie Examiner – March 22 2012The heady scent of warm cedar wood chips rises from the forest floor as purple and yellow primroses poke out from the underbrush. Read more...
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Mar 13th, 2012
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Shane Baghai, real estate mogul turned farmer, charges into Toronto’s Burger War Toronto Star Maqrch 12 2012 it’s ridiculous that we import 54 per cent of our produce in Ontario,” says condo developer Shane Baghai. “We have used up our valuable farmland north of Toronto, year after year, and en...
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Mar 10th, 2012
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By David Fleischer Simcoe.com Mar 08, 2012 The agriculture industry is rallying to change your thinking about how food gets from the farm to your plate. “The opportunities are endless here,” Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee executive director Janet Horner told members of the region’...
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Feb 29th, 2012
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Seattle to Create Nation’s Largest Public Food Forest Treehugger blof February 28 2012 Earlier this month, planners broke ground in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood for what will be the nation’s largest free and open edible landscape, the Beacon Food Forest, a project three years ...
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Feb 28th, 2012
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BY JOHN BONNAR Rabble FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Occupy Gardens Toronto that held a Seed Exchange outside the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. Find out more    Fresh Food for all Forever ...
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Feb 23rd, 2012
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Rural Voices Network launches the 'Let your voice be heard' News release from Rural Voices Network- February 15, 2012 Guelph – Your Voice is important to rural Ontario!  This truth is the basis for the participant driven survey distributed to over 10,000 rural residents in Ontario.  The Rural Voices ...
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Feb 10th, 2012
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By Jennifer Bain Toronto Star February 8 2012 An off-the-cuff remark by Galen Weston at the Canadian Food Summit has enraged the farmers’ markets community and local food lovers. “Farmers’ markets are great. . . ,” Weston said Tuesday during a speech to about 600 people at the Metro Toronto Conventio...
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Nov 30th, 2011
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FAO paper published during UN Climate Change Conference highlights food-secure futureFAO News release 29 November 2011The global food system needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to succeed in feeding a growing world population, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said today...