Union Farmer Newsletter:

September-October 2018

Canadians push for Food Sovereignty in National Food Policy Consultation – The federal government recently published the What We Heard Report—Consultations on a Food Policy for Canada, which summarizes public input. A review of its contents shows that Canadians who got involved are interested in many of the same things the NFU is, and not so interested in the Barton report’s priorities.

Agroecology – A concise visual comparison of food and agriculture systems based on industrial logic versus agroecological principles.

Health Canada proposes 5-year phase out of neonicotinoids: Public input deadline November 13 – The PMRA, Canada’s federal pesticide regulator, has issued its proposed decision to phase out the outdoor agricultural use of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam over five years. This article summarizes PMRA’s research methods and findings, and provides contact info for submitting public comments on the proposed decision.