Union Farmer Quarterly:

Winter 2020

In this issue:

Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Youth President Stuart Oke; Regional Coordinators


Introducing Mara Shaw, NFU Executive Director.

On the Frontline of the Climate Emergency and in Creating a New Future – The 50th Convention also saw the release of the NFU’s provocative and thought-provoking discussion paper and featured a panel on the Climate Emergency with Dr. Greg Flato,, Dr. Ian Mauro, and Darrin Qualman,.

Golden Rice Update — by Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) Golden Rice is a controversial genetically engineered rice that produces beta-carotene. Proponents says it can address vitamin A deficiency; critics say it is  ineffective and dangerous, and  ore about promoting genetic engineering than addressing hunger.

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A short summary of the NFU’s new discussion paper on agriculture and climate change.

Report of the North American Youth Articulation Meeting — by Geneviève Lalumière, Union Paysanne. Approximately thirty La Via Campesina (LVC) youth members from across North America met for a dynamic, politically-oriented gathering in New Brunswick in early November.

Therefore, be it resolved … Resolutions passed at the NFU’s 50th Annual Convention November 25th to 27th, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing – The NFU congratulates Kolby Peterson, winner of the Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing for her essay, Hope Beneath Our Feet