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Nano-Technology: Manipulating Nature for Agricultural and other Profits

Lastnight I was on greenhousecanada.com, which led me to an article posted by the Toronto Star, about an new Genetically Modified apple, which will not brown when it is sliced. The apple was actually…Continue

Tags: TECHNOLOGY, NANO, GMOS

Started Dec 5, 2010

Vegetable Greenhouses NEED new, young growers--but where are all the jobs?
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Statistics Canada shows that most of the horticulture/greenhouse management is reaching retirement age, and that almost all of these management positions will turnover within the next 20 years,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamie Boland Dec 7, 2011.

 

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

Tax burdens top-of-mind concern for Ontario farmers, survey shows

By Paul Vickers, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

We must protect farmland for the sake of future generations

By Drew Spoelstra, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Global leaders gather to take action on sustainable livestock production

Livestock are seen as both a source of greenhouse gas emissions and a solution to climate change. To help bring balance, dialogue and understanding to an often-contentious issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations last fall hosted the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation. 

Feeding the Future

The agri-food industry is the most important in the world – we all need to eat. Research and innovation have enabled tremendous change in the livestock sector, and we can expect that change to increase in rate.

Cargill Dunlop Employees on Strike

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) are aware of the strike action that began today as of 12:01 a.m. following the rejection of the negotiated settlement by members of UFCW Local 175 working at the Cargill Dunlop facility in Guelph. The Cargill Dunlop facility employs 950 people and processes 1,500 head of cattle per day.

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