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More cooking, better labelling can address food waste

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I’ve written about food waste before: here and here, for example.

The statistics that are often used to quantify the shocking amount of food that we produce but end up discarding are staggering.

Not only are we wasting the actual food, but we’re also throwing out the water, energy and other resources we’ve used to […]

Happy cows don’t make headlines

Another undercover video of farm animal abuse – this time on a BC dairy farm – means another black eye for farmers in the media.

Those of us in farming know these terrible incidents are by far the exception and not the norm – but the many millions who see or read the bad […]

Welfare-friendly housing for young chickens

Egg farmer Chris Mullet Koop

Chris Mullet Koop didn’t set out to start raising his own pullets (young chickens).

He really just wanted to convert his layer barn into an enriched colony system – but as these things sometimes go, one thing led to another and then another.

Now, he’s the first farmer in North America with an innovative enriched […]

Community & sustainability at heart of local blueberry farm

This is the week we mark Earth Day, on Tuesday to be exact.

Many of us give a bit more thought to the environment this week or do a few extra things to mark this day. And those are all good things.

Farmers, in my opinion, have a special relationship with the environment, a stronger […]

Argentina no longer a global beef powerhouse

This is the final article in a short series about agriculture in Argentina, a country I had a chance to visit as part of the International Federation of Agriculture Journalists conference in 2013.

Argentina has traditionally been amongst the world’s leading beef producing nations.

Much of its proud rural history is based on cattle, ranching […]