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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...
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Nov 26th, 2011
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By Valerie Hauch Toronto Star November 25 2011 Justice Peter Tetley told a courtroom Friday he knows there are many people in the province and country and “in my own family who consume raw milk.’’ And there may be “frailties in the current laws as far as the distribution of raw milk is concerned,” Te...
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Nov 24th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe November 23 2011 Site 41 activist Stephen Ogden will be speaking at the National Farmers Union National convention taking place November 24-26 in London. He will be participating in a panel discussion on Friday on land grabbing in Canada.  “They would like to explore parallels of o...
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Nov 6th, 2011
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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...
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Nov 5th, 2011
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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 ...