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Comment to Health Canada on the neonicotinoid and pollinator health issue

TO:  NFU Members
 

"Canadians have until December 12 to comment to Health Canada on the neonicotinoid and pollinator health issue.  Health Canada itself has stated "current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are not sustainable."  
 

Judge Orders Accreditation for National Farmers Union – Ontario

(Guelph, ON): On October 16, Justice Beaudoin released his decision on the judicial review of the Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013.

44th Annual National NFU Convention

Date: 

Wed, 11/27/2013 (All day) - Sat, 11/30/2013 (All day)

PRESS RELEASE Farmers Seek Environmental Assessment of GM Alfalfa from Ontario Government

July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, the first ever request relating to the issue of GM crops.
 

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Farming with an Ipod

 
By Stuart Oke
It has been a quicker transition then one might think: suburban-raised kid to organic farmer in 5 years flat. The image of me manhandling the walk-behind rototiller, my sound dampening headphones on with my earphones tucked underneath, symbolizes that change. I plunge myself into a reality-muted Led  Zeppelin concert with Robert Plant singing me praises for my crop rotation and ecologically-minded farming practises…

New Season Coming

At the beginning of the New Farm Project this video was commissioned and it premiered at the first fall gathering. 

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