Nov 6th, 2011
New Bocock chair delivers the Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture AWARE Simcoe November 6 2011 Vintage Shotyk, combining science and history with his own personal experience (ncluding his Elmvale research) to deliver a powerful vision of sustainablity. Watch the video University of Alberta a...
Nov 5th, 2011
The Canadian Press Nov 4, 2011 Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt abandoned a five-week hunger strike Friday after a brief, impromptu meeting with Premier Dalton McGuinty. Read more ...
Oct 18th, 2011
AWARE Simcoe October 18 2011Today, on the 19th day of his hunger strike, farmer Michael Schmidt is personally delivering a letter to Premier McGuinty outlining his demands.Raw milk advocate to face more charges Health officials seize milkText of letter ...
May 7th, 2011
By KATE RUSSELL Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin May 3 2011 Ontario’s rural lifestyle and the future of food drew over 150 farmers, planners and economic developers from across the province to a recent rural economies forum. The farmland preservation forum called Renewing Rural Economies was hos...
Jan 23rd, 2011
By KELLY MCSHANE ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES January 22 2011Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop plans to give a voice to local meat processors who say they are being pushed out of business by ever-changing government regulations. ...
Jan 10th, 2011
…Somebody turned our places to eat; our most valuable food lands, into parking lots… That is what our Epitaph will someday proudly read unless we wake up and pay attention to what is going on all around us. In the U.S.A. according to today’s Jan 10/11 Los Angeles Times (see story be...
Jan 9th, 2011
By Jessica Leeder Globe and Mail Jan 05, 2011 – As crime sagas go, a scheme rigged by a sophisticated cartel of global traders has all the right blockbuster elements: clandestine movements of illegal substances through a network of co-operatives in Asia, a German conglomerate, jet-setting executives,...
Dec 28th, 2010
By Vik Kirsch, Guelph Mercury December 27, 2010 GUELPH — How well are farmers doing in the protected greenbelt around the Greater Toronto Area, the largest urban centre in Ontario?University of Guelph researchers hope to shed light on that next year, based on work now underway that establishes a base...
Aug 16th, 2010
A commentary by Grant RobertsonIt is now abundantly clear that the Harper government was never committed to working for the best interests of farmers, small business owners, communities and much of rural and small town Canada, and worse, that this government disrespects us and see us as little more t...
Aug 3rd, 2010
By Nickolas Rowe AWARE Simcoe July 29 2010 Many of us are concerned about the loss of good farmland to solar and wind energy projects. The question is why are farmers selling their land to these projects? The answer is that farming is close to collapse as a source of income for the mainly family [&h...