Agriculture

Ontario Moves To Ban Neonicotinoids

(TORONTO, ON) – Starting July 1, Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in North America to protect bees and other pollinators through new rules to…


Bird Flu Confirmed On Woodstock Farm

(WOODSTOCK, ON) – Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock. The…


Local Producer Finalist For Export Award

By Tracey Coleman (MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas’ Utopia Brand was recently recognized by both the Ontario Export Awards for their export developments as well as…


Canner Enters Second Contract With Nigeria

(MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas Canning has signed a contract, yesterday, with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to provide food safety training workshops…


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Largest Greenhouse In Canada Under Construction

(VINELAND, ON) – The Ontario government is supporting the agri-food sector through the construction of a world-class greenhouse. Through a $10 million investment, construction is…


Growing Food Builds A Community

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – If you never enter the Reginald Street housing complex, you would never see it. And even if you happen…



Club Calls For Investigation Of MP

(OTTAWA, ON) – The findings of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) undertaken by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides made it absolutely clear that neonicotinoid…


The Muscedere vineyard was not atypical of the vines in Lake Erie North Shore. Photo by Robert Stephen.

Vineyards Devastated by Severe Winter

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (HARROW, ON) – After visiting several Lake Erie North Shore wineries recently the extent of the devastation caused to the…


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Buying Local Is Not For Everyone

By Roger Currie (WINNIPEG, MB) – The idea of “buying local” is becoming increasingly popular among Canadians. Purchasing food from a local farmer or a…