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Relevant Links

Indigenous Food Systems Network

  • IFSN - Indigenous food sovereignty provides a restorative framework for health and community development.

Saanich Organics In The News

  • BC Business Magazine - Robin Tunnicliffe is featured in this article about Vancouver Island farming challenges.

Percy Schmeiser vs Monsanto

  • GMO Foods - Listen to one man's fight against the tactics of a mulitnational corporation.

The Story of Food

  • USC Canada - Short video explaining what has happened to our 'food'.

Thomas F. Pawlick

  • The War In The Country - How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future.
  • Podcast Part 1 CBC Radio The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti
  • Podcast Part 2 CBC Radio The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

Hellmann's Real Food Movement Video:

  • Choose Canadian - Video explaining why to source local food.

George Monbiot, UK author and columnist:
  • Small is Bountiful - Peasant farmers offer the best chance of feeding the world. So why do we treat them with contempt?

A New Era of Agriculture Begins Today:

  • The First International Assessment of Agriculture approved by 54 Governments. - Civil society statement on the outcome of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)

Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times:

  • The Attack of the Poison Tomatoes. - The supply chain that ships foods to far-flung consumers is also good at spreading disease.

CBC News, The End of Food:

  • Paul Roberts - author of the forthcoming The End of Food, says we are entering an age of scarcity.

Organic Produce Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Conventional Produce:

  • The British Soil Association - this study suggests that higher oil prices will impact profitability more on non-organic farms than organic ones.

Common Ground, Growing a food movement:

  • Carolyn Herriot - local initiatives on growing your own food.

New York Times Food Issue, an open letter to the next 'Farmer in Chief':

  • Michael Pollan - US food policy is critical to the well being of the nation.



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