Other Publications

2014

Oct 22, 2014
Read full brief (PDF) The NFU and other Prince Edward Island organizations presented this brief to MP Megan Leslie. Introduction It is with great concern to the organizations submitting this brief that in this year of celebration of the nation’s founding, provincial and national autonomy may...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 8, 2014
Canada–European Union Summit in Ottawa Over a Hundred Organizations on Both Sides of the Atlantic Strongly Oppose an Agreement that will Enrich Multinational Corporations at the Expense of Citizens’ Rights September 25, 2014   The Canada–European Union Summit, which...
Oct 2, 2014
October 2014: We are often told that we need genetically modified (GM) crops to feed a growing population and reduce hunger around the world. Although compelling, this claim is false, and ignores the many negative impacts of the technology. CBAN's report examines experiences with GM crops...
Feb 13, 2014
A National Farmers Union webinar, offered in collaboration with Food Secure Canada to learn about the new omnibus bill, Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act, and the National Farmers Union's proposals for a Farmers Seed Act was held onThursday, February 13th. The National Farmers Union (NFU)...
Jan 16, 2014
Bill C-18, the “Agricultural Growth Act” omnibus bill, amending several federal agricultural laws, was introduced in Parliament on December 9, 2013. If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money, power and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing...

2013

Oct 25, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013 (7 to 8:30 pm) OUR Communities. OUR country. OUR world. OUR economy.* A public event featuring Jim Stanford, PhD, economist with the Unifor. How can people effectively navigate this increasingly globalized and fragmented world, where corporate power trumps that of...
Oct 18, 2013
In 2013 The National Farmers Union - Ontario sought a judicial review of the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal’s denial of accreditation for the National Farmers Union - Ontario (NFU-O) for part of 2012 and all of 2013. Mr. Justice Robert N. Beaudoin of the Ontario...
Oct 7, 2013
Download the PDF - Approval and Regulation of New Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered Plant Varieties in Canada Approval and Regulation of New Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered Plant Varieties in Canada To deal with the products of genetic engineering, or genetically modified...
Aug 20, 2013
On July 25, 2013, certified organic dairy farmer Diane Dowling and mixed farmer and grass-fed beef producer, Dave Lewington, both active NFU members, formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold...
Jul 21, 2013
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Jul 15, 2013
Canadian farmers and consumers oppose the release of genetically engineered (also called genetically modified, or GM) alfalfa because it is impossible to keep it from spreading to farms, fields and food sources where it is not wanted. Altered gene sequences are contained in the plant’s pollen...
May 7, 2013
Action Alert– Public Input on Regulations Amending the Seeds Regulations, Canada Gazette Part 1 VOL. 147, NO. 10 — MARCH 9, 2013 Deadline for submissions -- May 23, 2013 Sample Letter (Quote "Canada Gazette Part 1 VOL. 147, NO. 10 — MARCH 9," and send to ...
Apr 2, 2013
The case for preventing the introduction of Roundup Ready Alfalfa. Report published by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), April 2013. Executive Summary: Alfalfa is an important crop in diverse farming systems, and is widely grown in Canada. In fact, alfalfa is one of the largest...
Mar 7, 2013
by Susan MacVittie, published in the Watershed Sentinel, March/April 2013 In March 2011, ethnic Maya Q’eqchi communities of smallholder farmers in southern Guatemala were violently evicted by state security forces from land they had farmed for generations. About 3,200 people from 14...
Mar 6, 2013
From the book:   The NFU was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, the Ontario Farmers Union, the Farmers Union of British Columbia, and the Farmers Union of Alberta. In addition to these provincial unions, farmers from the Maritime provinces—not organized...
Feb 27, 2013
According to media reports, the last stages of negotiating the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are stalled due to a few very difficult issues, with agriculture being one of the most important. Many business-oriented commentators are framing the matter...

2012

Dec 3, 2012
Download the PDF version of this submission.   National Farmers Union – Ontario 5420 Hwy 6 N., R.R. 5 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 1-888-832-9638   office@nfuontario.ca   Darryl Lyons, Team Lead Provincial Policy Statement Review Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Provincial...
Oct 4, 2012
October 1, 2012 Dear Sir/Madam: Further to letters written to you under dates July 16th, July 24th, August 1st and August 20th, the Renfrew County National Farmers Union Executive has instructed me to again update the above on the 2012 drought situation many farmers in Renfrew County continue to...