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Whisked away for a prairie farm weekend

Connecting consumers and farmers has become a new imperative. Research from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has shown people want some kind of connection to those who grow their food, and they think it’s important that … Continue reading

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Fruit sector weather woes underline need for research

As last year drew to a close, University of Guelph economics researchers Sylvain Charlebois and Francis Tapon were predicting the 2012 overall price increase in food would be about two per cent. However, Charlebois cautioned at the time, unpredictable heat, … Continue reading

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Time for a broader approach to local food

If local food is so healthy, why don’t more hospitals serve it? And if we’re so concerned about food security, why aren’t we dedicating more resources to developing reliable, sustainable local food systems?               … Continue reading

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