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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 ...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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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...
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Mar 30th, 2013
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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...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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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...
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Mar 26th, 2013
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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...