Month: April 2008

Gov’t should support local food

There’s an interesting follow up to my recent posting about the government needing to do more to support local food – particluarly on the production side – in the form of an article in today’s Guelph Mercury. It basically calls on the province to put its money where its mouth is and help support our […]

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Only radiation rids fruit, veg of e.coli?

Irraditating food may be the only way of killing the bacteria in your food. Washing fresh fruits and vegetables – a tried and true method for generations – may not be enough to rid them of bacteria like e.coli that cause food poisoning, even if using chlorine disinfectants. E. coli, salmonella and listeria can all […]

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Make it easier to buy local

Ontario’s premier wants Ontarians to buy local foods…and not just fruits and vegetables. Dalton McGuinty told the audience at the fourth annual Premier’s Agri-Food Summit yesterday he wants buy local campaigns expanded to include meat, eggs and milk. That’s an admirable wish, but one that is getting more and more challenging, in my opinion. Many […]

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Kudos to Better Farming!

The work of Better Farming’s journalists has earned a finalist position in the Canadian Association of Journalists’ 2007 awards competition. Robert Irwin, Don Stoneman and Mary Baxter’s article, “Faith in Arlan Galbraith: Ontario’s Pigeon King” was among five articles selected as finalists in the competition’s magazine category.

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Ethanol spawns a new crisis?

The record-high prices for soybeans, corn and wheat brought about by the ethanol craze are a boon to long-suffering Canadian grains and oilseed farmers who have struggled in recent years. But what’s good for some farmers spells economic disaster for others as the high prices drive up the costs of livestock feed for cattle, sheep […]

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Inside CNN

The ACE Media Relations Made Easy conference kicked off yesterday with a behind the scenes tour of the CNN world headquarters here in Atlanta. It was very impressive to see the various newsrooms and the hundreds of staffers on duty around the clock – and around the globe – to make sure no one misses […]

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Tornados in Atlanta

Two freak tornadoes tore through the city of Atlanta on March 14 and 15. I’m in Atlanta right now for the Media Relations Made Easy seminar, and evidence of the disaster is everywhere in the downtown core where I’m staying. Was this extreme weather just a fluke? Or is it a sign of things to […]

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