Posts Tagged: organic


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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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10
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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Oct 11

Letter to Government Straight From the Heart of Donna Costa

I’m printing this with permission from Donna Costa the London Weston A. Price Chapter Leader.  Hopefully more people will be inspired to write their personal letters to the government officials, McGuinty and the Ag & Health Ministers both Federal and Provincial after reading ours. Her letter is posted below or you will find a pdf […]

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10
Jul 11

Farm Day at Echo Valley Grass Fed Beef

One of my favorite farmers is having an open house. The information about it is below. This is a great way to introduce children to a real working farm and to educate yourselves on what grass based sustainable farming is. At the same time you can try out some grass fed beef burgers. I highly […]

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12
Jun 11

Permaculture Farming For A Healthy Future

There are different ways of farming including organic, biodynamic and permaculture that can not only save our planet and feed us in the future but can also bring humanity back into a working relationship with nature.  Our future depends on more people understanding why they need to seek out these farmers and support them. Here […]

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12
Jun 11

Organic vs Conventional Chicken Barns

Recently I contacted the Ontario Organic Council with this question:  My colleagues and I are having a discussion about organic foods and wondering if you can answer a question for us.  It is our understanding that organic chicken can still be raised in a barn in mass numbers as long as they are given organic […]

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16
May 11

Letter to the Editor – Concerns About Food

Dear Editor: Recently I have become very concerned about the food we eat. A year ago, our Women’s Institute branch started investigating the situation whereby small abattoirs and meat plants were closing at an alarming rate in Ontario. Since then, we have done much research and learned much. The standards for food produced in Ontario […]

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9
May 11

Conventional Farmers Won’t Eat Their Own Food!

Listen to this farmer on the subject of small farmers vs conventional large producers.  Products grown on these small sustainable farms are healthier and better for the environment. Farming factory style is just not healthy for the animals or the plants grown that way. Since we are a product of what we eat, it makes […]

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7
May 11

Laepple Organic Farm

I have been to visit another amazing farm and had the opportunity to help with some field work there one evening. Great people and a great farm! They are West of Mannheim following Ottawa Street from Kitchener Ontario and heading west. There is a sign at the road so easy to find. Linda and Fritz […]

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