Month: February 2009

Farming – solution to economic woes?

The following column I wrote was printed in the Guelph Mercury yesterday. Agriculture proving its worth in today’s economy There’s a lot of worrying and hand-wringing going on in Ontario these days about the economic mess we now find ourselves in – and just as much hand-wringing and worrying about how we’re going to pull […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

On top with Alltop

Woohoo – Food and Farming Canada has been added to the top blogs at Alltop.com! Alltop is a web site and blog aggregator that brings its users “all the top” sites from around the web. And Food and Farming Canada is now part of that round up. We’re listed in the Agriculture and the Food […]

Read More

Ag blogging on TV

Food and Farming Canada was on television this past weekend. AgVision TV to be exact. We were featured as part of a story they did on social media – as an example of a Canadian blog about farming and food.

Read More

An engine for economic health

Agriculture is the engine that can bring Ontario’s economy back to a healthy life – and there’s more to farming than just food. So says the National Post in an article published last week – which I happen to be quoted in, but that’s not really the point of this post (had to just slip […]

Read More

The milestone unnoticed

Today marked an important milestone in Canada – and it probably went unnoticed by most of us. February 12 is 2009’s Food Freedom Day, the day when Canadians have earned enough money to pay for their year’s grocery bill.

Read More

Buying local for Valentine’s Day

There are more ways to buy local than just food. This Valentine’s Day, why not try fresh Ontario flowers? The perfect example, say Ontario flower growers, are potted miniature roses – ideal for the upcoming Valentine’s occasion.

Read More

What’s in a name? More milk!

Names are important to cows. So much so, it seems, that they’ll produce more milk, say researchers in Britain. A study by a research team at Newcastle University has found that cows with names will produce up to 500 pints more milk than those without names.

Read More

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.

Read More