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...
Oct 7th, 2012
By Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press September 18, 2012 The number of food-processing plants in Ontario could double in the next five years under a strong Local Food Act, says the head of Ontario’s largest farm group....
Aug 26th, 2012
Marketwire news release - Aug. 24, 2012Central Ontario will be able to enjoy more of its own home grown produce with the help of a new Harper Government investment. Member of Parliament Dr. Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment for a ...
Jun 20th, 2012
Pest Management Regulatory Agency launches review after ‘acute poisoning’ of bees in 2011 and 2012by SUSAN MANN Better Farming June 18 2012The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency is re-evaluating a group of insecticides used by farmers to protect seeds and crops from insects because they may be...
Jun 7th, 2012
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...
Mar 23rd, 2012
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...
Mar 22nd, 2012
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...
Mar 13th, 2012
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...
Mar 10th, 2012
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’...
Feb 29th, 2012
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 ...