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Organic Trade Association in Canada opposes introduction of genetically engineered alfalfa
2009-06-09
Organic Trade Association in Canada
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has registered strong opposition to federal permission to allow production of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa in Canada.â#oAlfalfa is a perfect crop f...

Sources Select Resources

Agriculture
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Cover crop
Wikipedia Article
Article
Wikipedia Article
A cover crop is a crop planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem (Lu et al. 2000), an ecologi...
Crop rotation
Wikipedia Article
Article
Wikipedia Article
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. It also helps in reducing soil erosion and increases soil fertility and ...
Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
Deb, Debal
Article
2009
Independent Science News
Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, ...
Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
Goodman, Jim
Article
2014
Counter Punch
Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing ha...

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

Country Guide
Business aspects of farming.
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.
The Grower
Information about the Canadian agricultural industry for growers and industry related companies and individuals.
The Western Producer
Newspaper about the agricultural industry.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization (SAFRR) promotes the growth of an agriculture and food sector that embraces change to meet the challenges and opportunities of global competitio...
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...


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