Policy: 2010

Over the last two years, the has met with MASC and voiced concerns over the potential liability for farmers as a result of the weakening of the regulatory powers of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). These concerns are even more pressing now, as the federal government is likely to once again introduce legislation aimed at Read more

June 7, 2010Losing Our Grip How a Corporate Farmland Buy-up, Rising Farm Debt, and Agribusiness Financing of Inputs Threaten Family Farms and Food SovereigntyThe land on which our food is grown is, to a significant extent, owned by local citizens and the families who work that land. This family farm model is widely supported—by farmers and non-farmers alike. But this model is under serious threat of extinction. Read more

() of Canada welcomes the opportunity to file comments in relation to Docket No. APHIS-2007-0044, specifically the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released December 14, 2009 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The has many serious concerns regarding the EIS, and strongly opposes the APHIS decision to grant non-regulated status to two genetically-modified (GM) or Read more

() welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposal by Health Canada to amend the Food and Drug Regulations. Specifically, Health Canada seeks to permit the use of Asparaginase in the manufacture of certain wheat dough-based food products such as bread, crackers and cookies; and also cut potato products including French fries, sliced potato products Read more