Organic food industry news and views

If you are like us happy New Terra Farmers you try to keep up with news about natural and organic food and the occasionally wacky world of the organic food industry.

To help with that task, we've set up an automatic news update system for you here, that will regularly update with the latest information about the organic food industry.

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We also make it easy for you to contribute news that you've come across that's interesting, surprising or (like I mentioned) just plain wacky. And, unlike many news services, we make it easy to for you provide direct public commentary on these news items as well.

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When are we going to learn? Another expensive boondoggle from Ontario's Premier 
So Dalton McGuinty's solution to 'green enegy' is to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to lure South Korean company Samsung to Ontario. …

Raw Milk more dangerous than nuclear weapons!!! Really!!! 
Once again a small farmer is being prosecuted for providing shares of raw milk to his customers. Michael Schmidt of Durham Ontario has been selling 'shares' …

Acres USA Article - OJ is Guilty! 
Was just reading an ACRES interview (Oct 2009 issue, title Citrus Test; ) with Alissa Hamilton; she is the author of Squeezed: What You Don't Know About …

How do we Measure Well-being? Not rated yet
The optimist sees the glass as half-full; the pessimist, as half-empty. The Performance Measurement consultant sees the glass as twice as big as it needs …

I'm about to 'go nuclear' over bureaucratic horsepoop Not rated yet
There's a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen stating that expanding use of nuclear facilities and energy sources is unlikely to occur over the next two …

Raw Milk Debate Redux - Lets call it REAL milk Not rated yet
I want to link up 2 stories that have appeared in the news recently. You may recall that Ontario farmer Michael Schmidt won his lengthy trial for the …

Don't Panic Eat Organic (I borrowed that phrase) Not rated yet
I guess it's stunningly obvious now that Copenhagen accomplished nothing, except to burn a few tonnes of hydrocarbons ferrying politicians and their support …

Food crisis sooner than we think - Ottawa Citizen Not rated yet
"The British government has a new strategy to ensure a sustainable, secure food supply for the next 20 years. Canada‚Äôs political leaders, by contrast, …

Copenhagen - Santa Claus Given Important New Post Not rated yet
Following the 'vague but true' deal masterfully created in Copenhagen, world leaders agreed that magic is real , and proposed to end poverty by raising …

LOCAL farming supplies and suppliers Not rated yet
So here we are gearing up for our own local farming initiative with veg, poultry, eggs & pork. I have one hurdle - (ok one I will discuss here)- LOCAL …

Crime fighting 101 for politicians Not rated yet
After reading some recent news stories, I decided our municipal, provincial and federal politicians need some help in figuring out what is a crime and …

The future of animal farming is industrial? Not rated yet
From a recent U.S. symposium held at USDA headquarters . . . Unison Research Company started out the afternoon session by stating that people should …

New Video - Voices for Change Les Voix du Changement Not rated yet
Here's a trailer from a video under production by a young couple that WWOOFED at our farm this summer. They are making a documentary about local, natural …

Organic Certification - Necessary but not Sufficient? Not rated yet
There was a recent new story about the pet food industry that relates some real horror stories e.g. when 'natural' pet food from China was found to be …

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