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GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector
2009-09-11
Organic Trade Association
GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has called the recent discovery of contaminated flax seed in Europe â#ounacceptable...

Sources Select Resources

Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Library: Food Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. T...
Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be usef...
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
Mattis, Kristine
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in ...
GMOs: Fooling -- er, "feeding" -- the world for 20 years
Grain
Article
2013
Grain
Myths and outright lies about the alleged benefits of genetically engineered crops (GE crops or GMOs) persist only because the multinationals that profit from them have put so much effort into spreadi...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2015
Independent Science News
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.

Sources Bookshelf

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.

Media

Grainews
For Western Canadian farmers and their families. Production-oriented with step by step methods. Includes regular sections dealing with beef cattle, farm mechanics and rural life.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
The ministry extends practical and financial assistance to farmers to improve their techniques, rehabilitate their land and upgrade their livestock and crops. It supports research and education at agr...
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency which regulates grain handling in Canada and sets grain quality standards. It inspects grain, licenses grain companies, operates a research laborato...


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