Farmers Voice

The Farmers Voice section of this blog is designed to educate the public on the inside issues of farming, giving us a better idea of what goes into producing locally grown and quality food. Our farmers have much to teach us and our health depends on how well we learn! The goal is to close the gap between farmer direct buying and the end consumer. See www.healthharmonybalance.com for a list of Recommended Resources where you will find all the farmers I have visited and personally recommend.


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Apr 13

An Organic Farmer on GMO Alfalfa

Linda Laepple, an organic farmer from near Kitchener, spoke at the Guelph GMO Alfalfa demonstration on Tuesday April 9th.  See www.laeppleorganic.ca for more information on the farm and for a great source for local organic food.   The Laepple’s potatoes are to LIVE for!  Linda is a farming activist and involved in a number of […]

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Apr 13

GMO Rally April 9, 2013

Today  I attended a rally against GMO alfalfa which took place in Waterloo.  Guelph, Stratford and a variety of other towns in the province had rally’s as well.  This action was hosted by the National Farmers Union Local 340, Council of Canadians Guelph Chapter, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, OPIRG-Guelph and the Guelph Wellington Coalition for […]

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Feb 13

Raw Diary on Trial Again in BC

The last few days the attempt of court cases against Michael Schmidt and Gordon Watson have been happening in BC.  We should know the results of that by the end of the day today.  This case has gone on for months and has cost tax payers thousands of dollars.  I can’t even begin to explain […]

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Oct 12

CFIA Attacks a Farmer?

As we watch the unfolding of the extensive beef recall at XL Foods in Alberta and begin to understand that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is possibly not as fool proof as they would like us to believe, I feel it is important to look at another situation where they have made some grave […]

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Oct 12

Montana Jones – LifeStock 2012

Before I begin to write about the LifeStock event yesterday in Hastings, Ontario, I want to show you some pictures that are just plain heartwarming.                                       The Shepherd and her charges.  These sheep love and trust this […]

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Jul 12

Practical Farmers Union in Ontario

We have a new farmers union here that is looking to new ideas in order to help our food system and small farmers at the same time.  Its’ time for a change to the way agriculture is practiced in Canada and this new farmers union is my bet for the one that will help to […]

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Dec 11

Sheep to be destroyed for no good reason!

This issue has been brought to my attention just recently and I ask everyone who reads this to go to the website and sign the petition. Dec 8, 2011—Hastings, Ontario—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has elected to destroy a healthy flock of rare heritage breed Shropshire sheep at Wholearth Farmstudio, a Northumberland County farm […]

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Nov 11

Letter to Legislature

This letter was written by Jan Steinman, a BC dairy goat farmer. Jan was one of the people who coordinated the Victoria rally on November 23, 2011. Dear Legislative Assembly Member Coell, I am a constituent in your riding, and would like your support in a matter that impacts food sovereignty, support of local farming, […]

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Nov 11

Food Freedom Rally – Queens Park Toronto – November 23, 2011

For those of you who have seen the difference that raw milk has made in your own health or the health of your children or loved ones, doesn’t this sign say it all!  Many of us are waking up to the benefits of raw milk and many people right across Canada came together today to […]

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Nov 11

The Last 7 Days (through the eyes of an organic farmer)

I am very fortunate to have so many friends who are farmers.  This article was written by one of my favourite farmers and I think it’s so excellent that it needs to be shared.  The story of the last 7 days of civilization.  Where we have been and where we are headed.  Enjoy! THE LAST […]

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