farming

In cahoots
Aug 12, 2016

The lure of lavender

Ian Baird has no reason to be blue. The hot, dry summer which has plagued home gardeners and farmers across Ontario has been a welcome zephyr to the owner of the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm near Milton.
Columnists
Jul 19, 2016

The ABCs of genetically modified crops

In recent months, there have been a number of announcements related to genetically modified crops. So, what actions are being taken in Canada and internationally to expand the debate about GM crops?
Podcast
Dec 9, 2015
Agroecology in Africa

Organic methods transform agriculture in Africa

Redeye
For years, corporations have been insisting that fertilizers and GMOs are the only way to feed the world. But a new report shows the remarkable success of agro-ecological methods in Africa.
Podcast
May 4, 2015

From private lawn to urban farm

Redeye
Homeowners throughout Vancouver have allowed a local farming collective to rip up their front lawns and plant vegetables. In the process, they discover that sustainable living is possible in the city.
Podcast
Apr 2, 2015

Losing our grip on the family farm

Redeye
As investors buy up farms and manage them for short-term profit, the land and our food sovereignity are put at risk. A report by the National Farmers Union details the scale of the threat.

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