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Aug 15th, 2013
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Walking the Walk; Talking the Talk from Ontario’s Soup and Salad BowlHolland Marsh Growers Association August 14 2013Welcome to the second of seven video clips that are being brought to you by the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA) – and reaction to the first clip, virtually unanimous and over...
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Aug 3rd, 2013
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AWARE Simcoe August 3 2013This is a link to the official Ontario Beekeepers Association petition to ban the use of neonicotinoids,The Ontario government has appointed a panel to look into neonicotinoids, but as millions of bees perish in deaths associated with the use of neo-nicotinoids (the value of...
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Jul 19th, 2013
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Statement from NDACT, CORE and CAUSE July 18 2013The rural citizens' groups that led the fight against the Highland Mega Quarry have released the following statement. As you'll read, it is positive and welcoming. A new chapter begins! ...
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May 29th, 2013
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CFIA interim policy says local food is anything grown within the same provinceCBC News May 28, 2013 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has greatly expanded its definition of local food.The CFIA, which is responsible for food labelling in Canada, has for decades defined local food as food that is pro...
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May 1st, 2013
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald April 30 2012ALLISTON - As an Alliston restaurant continues its battle with the federal government over the definition of local food, the government says it wants to hear more from other farmers, food producers and business owners.This request comes on the heels of w...
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Apr 29th, 2013
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News release from AWARE Simcoe April 29, 2013Alliston, ON – The Mega Quarry might be no more…for the time being….but there’s nothing to stop powerful companies from trying the same thing again and again and again.Join AWARE Simcoe and guest speakers for the first Public Meeting on FOOD AND WATER FIRS...
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Apr 22nd, 2013
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MP says business must follow the rulesBy Brad Pritchard Apr 17, 2013  Alliston HeraldALLISTON - An Alliston restaurant owner has been told by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) it will go into “enforcement mode” at the end of next week if he doesn’t come up with a plan to remove local claims ...
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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 ...