With "Friends" Like These, Agriculture Must Stay Vigilant

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Agriculture is getting better at not ignoring or dismissing smear campaigns, just because it doesn’t like them (i.e. A&W, Panera bread). So in that light, it also shouldn’t roll its eyes at Friends of the Earth and its new survey that, according to the organization, shows Ontarians want “honey bee carnage” stopped. There are good reasons to pay this group heed. First, the survey shows the kind of nonsense that could lead to public policy being created against farmers. And no one is going to fix this if agriculture doesn’t do it themselves. The so-called friends – whose acronym, FOE,…

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