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Thinking GMO

As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use.  A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases.  There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thinking GMO part 1

Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat.  In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements.  That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world.  Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain.  So it should not come to any…

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Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

And a New Season Begins

The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season.  The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered.  That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.

These poor ducks couldn't get there feet wet…

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am

Trees, Farms, and Government

When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils.  The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops.  The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture.  But it wasn't always this way. 

Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm

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At 9:14am on May 25, 2012, Mitch Lang said…

Gus - Great blog posts.  Very entertaining. lol

 
 
 

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

High Inclusion of Highly Ground Pea Starch in Diets Increases Risk of Gastric Ulcers in Pigs

Research conducted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine suggests the inclusion of high levels of highly ground pea starch in the rations of pigs will heighten the risk of gastric ulcers.

U.S. Pork Producers Encouraged to Enroll in the Secure Pork Supply Continuity of Business Plan

The Director of Swine Health with the National Pork Board is encouraging U.S. pork producers to enrol in the Secure Pork Supply Plan.

Specific Compounds Secreted in the Gut Offer Early Indicator of Gut Health Issues

Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are assessing compounds secreted in the gut that offer the potential to be used as an early indicator of developing gut health issues

Minister Hutchings named to government services task force

Canadians are waiting upwards of five hours for passports in some locations

NPPC Plans More Aggressive Proactive Approach to Advocating on Behalf of Pork Producers

The President-Elect of the National Pork Producers Council says, under the organization's new strategic plan, U.S. pork producers will see a more aggressive proactive approach as it represents their interests on issues ranging from Foreign Animal Disease to the Farm Bill

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