Industrial Agriculture

The Food And Agriculture Industry Is Misleading Us With PR

Peter Fricker | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living
Peter Fricker

Canada's food and agriculture industries have launched a public relations blitz designed to build public trust and confidence in Canadian food and farming. But even a cursory look at how this campaign is being conducted and who's behind it suggests consumers should cast a skeptical eye on its claims. To put it simply, Farm & Food Care Canada is not what it seems.

Feeding Humanity In A Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Industrial agriculture has made it possible to produce large amounts of food efficiently, but comes with problems, including pollution, reduced biodiversity, pesticide resistance and consequent increased chemical use, destruction of forests and wetlands, and human health issues such as antibiotic resistance.

It's Time We Treat Chickens as Animals and Not Products

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

The word "chicken" has become the name of a product rather than that of an animal. Nearly all North American chickens are raised and slaughtered in industrial operations. Most chickens raised for meat are engineered to grow rapidly in crowded barns with tens of thousands of other birds. The virtual hell created for tens of billions of animals by factory farming is one of the greatest moral issues of our time. Positive change requires us to take animal interests seriously in the all the choices we make, as consumers, citizens and human beings.

The End of Cowshwitz: Will Ethical Bacon & Eggs be Coming to Cowtown?

Paul Hughes | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

If Calgary Co-op member, and local food activist, Clint Robertson's motion is successful on Wednesday at their AGM, Calgary Co-op will make history by being the first major food retailer in Canada to begin phasing out the intensive confinement of farm animals, specifically caged pork and battery caged hens for eggs.

World's Leading Genetically Modified Food Maker Faces 'Biopiracy' Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Business

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy. That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government ...