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Brent Preston

Organic Farmer and Author of "The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution"

Brent and his wife Gillian run The New Farm, a certified organic family farm located near the village of Creemore, Ontario, that supplies premium quality vegetables to fine restaurants and speciality retailers. Brent is the author of The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution, to be published by Random House Canada in May.
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Kellie Leitch's Divisive Values Are Not Who We Are

Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch started doing crazy things like praising Donald Trump, or threatening to dismantle the CBC, or talking about "Canadian values" in a way that everyone recognized as overtly racist and xenophobic. That's not what our community is about. That's not who we are.
12/23/2016 04:55 EST
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Systemic pesticides aren't on your food -- they're in it

The flourishing organic farm movement in North America proves that we can grow food economically and sustainably without resorting to an accelerating chemical arms race. Systemic pesticides are causing harm to our environment on a massive scale. We don't need them. There is no conclusive evidence that systemics are harmful to humans, but we've been consuming a cocktail of different systemic chemicals for decades now, and there's been virtually no study of what that might mean for our long-term health.
05/12/2015 08:34 EDT

Despite What You've Heard, Small Farmers are Doing Just Fine

We've been at it for almost 10 years, and grow about 10 acres of vegetables every season. We're absurdly tiny compared to most conventional vegetable farms, but we don't plan to get any bigger, because we're doing just fine. Our farm is debt-free, profitable and employs both of us full-time. And we're far from alone.
04/21/2015 01:17 EDT