Posts Tagged: sustainable farming


11
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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

9
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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

18
Sep 12

Support For Raw Milk Farmers In Ontario

Today about 30 people were at a farm just north of Clinton, Ontario in the cold and rain to show support for their cow share farmer.  Raw milk consumers are realizing the importance of speaking up and supporting their farmers.  Farmers who board, care for and milk cows for informed consumers deserve our support when […]

Read the rest of this entry »

26
Jul 12

Michael Schmidt Granted Leave to Appeal

This is a posting I did for the www.rawmilkconsumer.ca News link and I am reposting it here.  YIPPY!!!!!!!!! Today in Toronto at Osgoode Hall, Michael Schmidt was granted leave to appeal the conviction related to producing, selling and distributing raw milk.  This is fantastic news for our side of this raw milk debate.  The constitutional […]

Read the rest of this entry »

23
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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

23
Mar 12

Raw Milk In Canada – A Solution

It’s been a couple of months since I have posted.  Life got busy and I’ve been working in the background for the food freedom/raw milk movement.  I’ve been slowly writing an article which today I feel I need to present here.  This battle for raw milk has been going on for over 20 years and […]

Read the rest of this entry »

4
Jan 12

Why You Can’t Find Heritage Poultry Anymore

Excellent article in the Globe & Mail on this subject that is so dear to my activist heart!  I hope Steven Harper does completely get rid of supply management in Ontario.  I want to be able to buy pastured chickens, turkeys and eggs and I believe it’s my constitutional right to do so!  How did […]

Read the rest of this entry »

25
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, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

24
Nov 11

Victoria Food Freedom Rally – November 23, 2011

The following report is from Nadine Ijaz, one of the rally organizers.  I may have more on this rally in the next few days.  They had a great turnout! We had FOUR MLAs standing in support with us at our Victoria BC Rally: Opposition Agriculture Critic Lana Popham, MLA Jenny Kwan (Vancouver – Mount Pleasant), […]

Read the rest of this entry »

24
Nov 11

Newfoundland Food Freedom Event – November 23, 2011

This showing of Milk Wars was organized by Carol-Ann Galegos.  Here is her report: “The most Eastern part of Canada, in St. John’s NL a small but dedicated group of Raw Milk Freedom Fighters gathered to watch the “Milk War” documentary in recognition of the cross-Canada Rally. Afterwards, we discussed the importance of joining Cow […]

Read the rest of this entry »