Vote with your food dollar, NFU Women’s Vice-President urges
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(June 10, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK) – </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanEaters (consumers) have the power to help farmers cover production costs and earn a decent income. Each person can “vote” with their food dollar by purchasing from local producers at farmers’ markets, through community-supported agriculture or farmer direct sales. This was the message from Marcella Pedersen of Cut Knife, SK, Women’s Vice-President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) who met recently with Ontario NFU members in London, Orangeville, Kingston, Renfrew and Ottawa. Pedersen stated, “People understand the concepts of food safety and food security, but few understand the principles of food sovereignty. Food sovereignty is based on local decision-making – farmers deciding what they want to grow and consumers deciding what they want to eat and who they want to buy it from. Read more
The CAPÉ: Cooperating for Local and Ecological Agriculture in Québec
The big barn-style building was jam-packed with about a hundred farmers, most of them in their early thirties or younger, absorbed in an in-depth workshop on greenhouse production of tomatoes and cucumbers. Read more
Protocol for Legal Sale of Fresh Unpasteurized Milk within the Supply Management System
December 2012The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a direct-membership, non-partisan national farm organization. Founded in 1969, and with roots going back more than a century, the NFU represents thousands of farm families from coast to coast. Through its grassroots democratic process, the NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain family farms as the primary food-producers in Canada. Read more
Ontario NFU Submission to OMAFRA on Proposed Local Food Act
In solidarity with family farmers and peasants across the world, the NFU advocates for a food system built on the priniciples of food sovereignty. Food sovereignty recognizes the central place food has in our lives and the importance of people in their own communities having democratic control over decisions of where food comes from and how it is produced. Read more
NFU letter regarding National Farmed Animal Health Strategy
The Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) states in its 2007-2008 annual report that: “75% of emerging human diseases are zoonotic in origin” and acknowledges that the implications of “animal health” cannot be confined strictly to animal agriculture. Read more