Thursday, 2 June 2011

The politics of food

We're usually working too hard on the farm to spend much time thinking about the politics of food, but luckily, there are people who do. One of them is independent Canadian journalist Stephen Leahy, who writes from his home in Uxbridge, Ontario, mostly only with the support of his readers. This week, he has published a story that although is about agriculture in Europe, has relevance to the future of food in Canada as well.

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55792

Our farm is a member of the NFU, the National Farmers Union. It's president, Terry Boehm, sounded the alarm about an ongoing trade deal the Canadian government is working to forge with the EU. The laws threatening Europe's food system could be making their way here as well. I think you'll agree, this is a issue that needs to get more exposure.

http://www.commonground.ca/iss/232/cg232_tradeagreement.shtml

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