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Organic Trade Association in Canada opposes introduction of genetically engineered alfalfa
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...

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Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Agriculture & Farming Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to agriculture and farming in the Sources directory for the media.
Agroecology Case Studies
Okaland Institute
The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformatio...
Back to the Land in Romania
A Pig, Milk and Cheap Veg Against EU Agribusiness
Souchon, Pierre
Le Monde Diplomatique
The EU sends Europeanisation agents across Romania to end subsistence farming and encourage agricultural competition. But those who have turned to self-sufficient farming because of austerity resist t...
Collective farming
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultu...
Community Shared Agriculture / Community-supported agriculture
Connexipedia Article
A community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs usually consist of a system of weekly delivery o...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture
Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks
Saito, Kohei
Monthly Review
Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic ab...
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
Blythman, Joanna
The Observer
Palestine produces some of the finest olive oils in the world, not to mention dates, nuts, tomatoes - even wine. Now, despite the conflict, farmers are finding ways to export their produce - and show ...
Food Among the Ruins
Dowie, Mark
Detroit, the country's most depressed metropolis, has zero produce-carrying grocery chains. It also has open land, fertile soil, ample water, and the ingredients to reinvent itself from Motor City to ...
From villages to New Delhi to Geneva: Indian farmers protest against the WTO
Khadse, Ashlesha
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
The "liberalization" and 'corporatization' of agriculture under the World Trade Organisation would put at risk the livelihoods of more than 2/3 of India's 1 billion people.
The guardians of the Andean potato
Fredman, Nick
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
More than 2,800 types of potatoes are known to have originated in Peru. The existence of these varieties can be attributed to the high value the Quechua people place on their cultural traditions and b...
Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Biron, Carey L.
Inter Press Service
An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly...
How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
Latham, Jonathan; Wilson, Allison
Independent Science News
According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local,...
Monsanto vs. Vernon Bowman's Farm
The Fiction of Intellectual Property
Knapp, Thomas L.
Monsanto’s entire case against Vernon Bowman — as with Percy Schmeiser — is that their profits will be negatively affected if they’e not empowered to dictate what Vernon Bowman does on his own land an...
Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
Rose, Julian
At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agr...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
Arms Trade
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Connexipedia Article
An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Toward the Agro-Police State
You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...

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.
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.


Aberdeen Angus World
Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association.
Beef in B.C.
Beef magazine.
Better Farming
Farm business.
Canadian Guernsey Journal
Guernsey dairy cattle, and producers.
Canadian Jersey Breeder
Dairy cattle farming.
The Canadian Organic Grower
Aimed at organic farmers, gardeners and consumers. Includes articles on growing, processing and marketing organic products.
Canadian Poultry Magazine
Flock & hatchery management, poultry markets, and marketing strategies. Three annuals also published: Who's Who of Canadian Poultry (July); Buyers' Guide (November); Feather Forum - Tradeshow Issue (A...
Cannabis Culture
Cannabis culture in Canada and internationally. News and features about hemp and marijuana. Advocating for the beneficial use of cannabis.
Canola Digest
Information on the latest in production and utilization of canola aimed at canola growers and industry members.
Central Alberta Farmer
Agricultural publication for central Alberta.
Central Alberta Life
Published as Red Deer Life on Sundays.
Charolais Banner
For Canadian cattlemen.
Charolais Connection
For Canadian cattlemen.
Country Guide
Business aspects of farming.
Country Life In BC
Tabloid-format magazine about agriculture.
Dairy Contact
Dairy industry news.
Farm Light & Power: Farming
Relates the experiences of Alberta farmers and ranchers with economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Farmer/Stockman Ad-Viser
Farm and ranch news and information.
Farming for Tomorrow
Annual reference for Alberta farmers looking to improve the profitability and sustainability of their operations.
Farm-related news and information.
Fruit and Vegetable Magazine
For commercial growers and farmers.
The Canadian seed industry.
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.
Greenhouse Canada
Coverage of the commercial greenhouse industry in Canada, both floriculture and vegetables. Contains grower profiles, industry updates, new products and technology features.
The Grower
Information about the Canadian agricultural industry for growers and industry related companies and individuals.
Holstein Journal
Dairy cattle.
The Limousin Leader
Beef cattle industry.
Manitoba Co-operator
Featuring news and information on local, national and international events relevant to farming.
Ontario Corn Producer
Information on the association, the corn industry, agricultural and commodities issues.
Prairie Hog Country
Efficient hog farming operations.
Regional Country News
Monthly agricultural newspaper.
Rural Roots
Agricultural and country lifestyle magazine.
Sheep Canada
Focus on sheep production and farming.
Simmental Country
Cattle magazine.
Voice of the Farmer
Region 1: Essex and Kent Region 2: Elgin, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth, and Waterloo regions.
Voice of the Farmer (Central Editions)
Three different issues for the areas of Peterborough, York/Durham, Dufferin/Peel.
Western Dairy Farmer
Regional trade publication about the dairy industry.
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...
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...
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.

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