Farmers Feed Cities

The slogan “Farmers Feed Cities” was created as a placard for a 2005 rally and is now a successful public awareness campaign. The Farmers Feed Cities campaign seeks to make a stronger link between farm and non-farm families by talking about the things we all have in common – the benefits we all enjoy that…

New Technology – Farmland

Feed the People Current projections are that the global population will reach 9-10 billion by 2050. The challenge? The planet must produce “more food in the next four decades than all farmers in history have harvested over the past 8,000 years.”  Ernst van den Ende, managing director of WUR’s Plant Sciences Group (article) We are…

Farmland Development

There is no evil here. There is always a good reason to use farmland. Developers see opportunity — a chance to put people to work; a chance to build homes, schools, businesses, hospitals; a chance to make money. Cities, Towns and Municipalities see growth — a chance to build their tax base; to bring services…

Climate Change

Climate Change is Happening There is general consensus among scientists, industry and world leaders that climate change is happening. In fact, there is a rush to identify and grab the business opportunities that climate change may generate. For instance, the seven countries bordering the Arctic circle (Russia, Norway, USA, Denmark (Greenland), Canada, Finland, Iceland and…

Importance of Farmland

Why Protect Farmland? Quite simply for good, healthy food.  We all need to eat, and while our economy currently enjoys a food surplus and the ability to import, there is no guarantee that such will always be the case.  There are other excellent reasons as well … Farmland is Endangered “It was nothing but farmland” — a good…

Endangered Farmland

  Ontario is losing farmland at a rate equivalent to 175 acres per day. While people look around Ontario’s countryside and see lots of green space, in actual fact there is limited availability of good farmland.  The further north you go, the fewer crops can be grown due to shorter growing season and lower temperatures.  Not…

Farmland Preservation

So why do we need to preserve farmland?  After all food can be grown indoors. There are greenhouses, roof top gardens, hydroponics, aquaponics, weather control and new technologies every day. For example: Huffington Post – Montreal IGA Says It’s 1st Supermarket In Canada To Sell Produce Grown On Roof Having so many types of food…