The Right to Food Must Include the Right to Farm

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Opinion

I saw a placard earlier this year around the University of Guelph declaring food is a right. Well, if that’s the case, then those who produce food better have rights too, rights that are shared with the public, clearly understood and widely accepted.A step in that direction takes place May 14, 2013, at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph, when the university’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy presents “Exploring Rural Land Use: Issues, Institutions and Change.”Addressing questions around land use highlights what might be the most fundamental issue in farming. Land is the…

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