Month: August 2009

Our agriculture industry is at a crisis point

The word crisis is heard often at the moment. Unfortunately, it seems to be heard most often in conjunction with two other words: agriculture and farmers. In a country as wealthy and as entrenched in farming as ours, to me, there’s something fundamentally wrong with this picture.

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Growing the perfect mushroom

They say it’s one of the most difficult crops to grow, second only to orchids. A statement like that probably brings all sorts of exotic plants to mind, but what we’re actually talking about here are mushrooms. Yes, mushrooms.

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Set the table for home ec

The Guelph Mercury published an editorial on the weekend in support of the idea of bringing home ec back – which I had written about in my column earlier in the week. Click here to read their editorial.

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Ontario’s culinary skills deficit hits farmers

I wrote about the general lack of culinary skills in our society in the my column in the Guelph Mercury this month. I’ve had this thought in the back of my mind for quite a while but was motivated to write about it after participating in #foodchat on Twitter last month and following the discussion […]

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