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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

 
 
 

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Put politics aside and move forward with drought support, urge Canada’s grain growers

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FCC reports strong financial performance in 2020-2021

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reported strong financial performance last year, demonstrating the resilience and adaptability of the Canadian agriculture and food industry during a challenging time.

Agro-100 and Les Carrières BGR of Joliette have signed a strategic alliance to supply raw materials used in the high-tech agricultural inputs manufacturing

In order to ensure a secure supply of raw materials from cement kiln residues, Agro-100, the only exclusively Canadian-owned producer of high-tech agricultural inputs, has agreed to adopt a formal strategic alliance with Les Carrières BGR; an alliance that will consolidate the integrity of the manufacturing processes of ProKa and CalPoMag products, which constitute an eco-responsible solution for fertilization and soil health.

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