Publications

2014

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...
Jun 15, 2014
PDF Version Contents: NEW: Save Our Seeds Video Series Grassroots campaign keeps GM alfalfa at bay for the time being Climate Change Requires Top Priority Policy Response Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV ‘91 Agenda
Jun 13, 2014
PDF Version   Contents:   Message from the Editor: How familiar does this story sound? Message from the President: Debt and Land Tenure Message from the Women's President:What's In Our Name? Message from the NFU Youth: Youth Retreat- Nanoose   Regional Reports  ...
Mar 24, 2014
Download the PDF version Contents: Message from the Editor Message from the President: Our Role in Rebuilding a Broken Democracy Message from the Women's President: NFU – Long-time Champion of Sustainability Message from the NFU Youth Regional Reports Feeding our Struggles: Stories and...
Mar 7, 2014
Download the PDF version This is a special edition of the Union Farmer Newsletter – a printed toolkit to support our campaign: A Seed Act for Farmers, Not Corporations – Stop Bill C-18 Contents: Bill C-18, The Agriculture Growth Act - Growth for who? - Op Ed by Jan Slomp Organize a...
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 27, 2014
CORRECTIONS to Resolutions "Variety Registration for Roundup Ready Alfalfa" THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NFU contact CFIA and the federal Minister of Agriculture to ask them to cancel registration and halt any further registration of all genetically modified alfalfa...
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 28, 2013
Download PDF version Contents: Serving Two Masters: Implications of Seed Field Crop Inspection Privatization Agroecology: Production with food sovereignty in mind (please note - Agroecology webcast has been rescheduled to 12 - 2 PM ET. A recording of the webcast will be available immediately...
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 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...
Sep 26, 2013
Download PDF version Roundup Ready Alfalfa Campaign Update NFU says NO to GM Low Lignin Alfalfa            
Sep 23, 2013
Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports Long-time member, Butch Harder, inducted to MB Ag Hall of Fame CO2 Levels Hit 400 ppm for First Time in Human Existence La Via Campesina 6th Conference - Jakarta, Indonesia, June 6 to 12, 2013 NFU Women attend International Conference:...
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...
Jun 12, 2013
Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports OP ED: Conference Board Food Strategy Consultation a Smokescreen The Paul Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing Proposed Low-Level Presence Policy Serves Biotech Seed Industry, not Farmers Food Sovereignty, Faith and Community: Diverse...
Jun 11, 2013
Bee Careful! A precautionary approach to neonicitinoids Turning off the lights in Canada The New Cereals Council of Canada – The Best Corporate Lobbying Your Check-off Dollars Can Buy Download PDF
May 1, 2013
Day of Action against GM Alfalfa a Huge Success NFU Submits Feedback on Fracking to Alberta Regulator CETA Tactics Phoney Baloney? Beef and Pork Access Issue Lacks Credibility Download PDF
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...