Grain gets poor grades

Commentary, Agriculture, Mary-Jane Bennett

Canada’s grading system has made it a laggard and laughingstock. In heralding the end of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz proclaimed that Canadian farmers finally had the right to sell their wheat and barley …

We Are All GMOs

Commentary, Agriculture, Patrick Moore

We are all genetically modified organisms (GMOs), all 7.1 billion of us and every other creature on earth produced by sexual reproduction.  We are all a random combination of our mother’s and father’s genes and are therefore genetically unique modifications. …

Pesticide Bans Not Worth The Cost

Audio, Agriculture, Frontier Centre

Beginning next year, Manitoba will begin enforcing a province-wide ban on most uses of synthetic weed killers and other commercial pesticides. All private yards and most public green spaces, such as sports fields, will be affected by the ban. More …

Buying Local is Not for Everyone

Audio, Agriculture, Frontier Centre

The idea of “buying local” is becoming increasingly popular among Canadians. Purchasing food from a local farmer or a product from a small business is often more gratifying than lining up at a large franchise.  Sometimes local products are preferred …