bioeconomy

The right to farm and feed the world

The world’s demand for food and food-based products is set to double – if not triple – by 2050 and farmers must speak up for their right to meet that demand using conventional farming methods combined with new technologies. If they don’t, a US researcher told delegates at the Beef Industry Convention in London ON […]

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New life for an old crop

Here’s an interesting follow up to a story I first posted on this site in May, 2008. At the time, I wrote about John Baker and his efforts to find opportunities for industrial hemp following a presentation he made the the annual meeting of the Eastern Canada Farm Writers Association.

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More than feed, food and fuel

New uses for farm crops like car parts, insulation and packaging are in agriculture’s future. That’s the word from three industry experts who were part of a panel discussion looking at agriculture’s opportunities beyond food and fuel at the Eastern Canada Farm Writers annual meeting this week. And Ontario is at the forefront of this […]

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