2013

The Inevitability of Contamination from GM Alfalfa Release in Ontario
The Inevitability of Contamination from GM Alfalfa Release in Ontario

The case for preventing the introduction of Roundup Ready Alfalfa: If GM alfalfa is introduced in Eastern Canada, contamination of non-GM alfalfa will be unavoidable. There are several ways in which this gene flow can occur.

Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2013
Union Farmer Quarterly: Spring 2013

Message from the Editor Presidential and Regional Reports Around the World: News from the International Program CommitteeThe Civil Society Mechanism, RomeSeeds: the Root of Power: LVC Biodiversity Commission Seeds Meeting in Paris, France, October 2012LVC Meetings in MexicoMigration SeminarStill fighting for equality: Highlights of the Women's International Commission meetingSeminar on Public Policies for Food SovereigntyAgroecology: Feeding the world<div

Union Farmer Newsletter – March 2013
Union Farmer Newsletter – March 2013

The Price of Patented Seed — The Value of Farm-Saved SeedGF2 Strategic Initiatives Fund Accelerates Globalization and Stalls Food SovereigntyAre our pension funds retiring the family farm?Working Hard to Keep the PFRA Community Pastures PublicDownload PDF

Land Grabs – Industrial agriculture displaces the world’s poor for profit

by Susan MacVittie, published in the Watershed Sentinel, March/April 2013

Working for Farm Families for 40 Years – NFU History Book
Working for Farm Families for 40 Years – NFU History 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 into farmers’ unions at the time—also became part of the NFU structure.

Fact Sheet: Will CETA help family farmers in Canada?
Fact Sheet: Will CETA help family farmers in Canada?

According to media reports, the last stages of negotiating CETA are stalled due to a few very difficult issues, with agriculture being one of the most important. Many commentators are framing the matter as stubborn dairy producers preventing all of Canada from cashing in on CETA.

Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2012 – 2013
Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2012 – 2013

Presidents' ReportsNational Farmers Foundation Report to DonorsThe Beingessner Award for Excellence in WritingTransportation Level of Service Legislation More Government Hype than Farmer HelpConvention Highlights 2012: