The recent court case of Anita Krajnc, informally called the “Pig Trial,” has come to a close, and the farming community leaves the courtroom with disappointment. Sort of. Rather than a one-sided legal rout for animal rights activism, the verdict delivered in this criminal mischief case actually supports Ontario farmers in a number of ways. Let’s… Read More

It’s pretty hard to beat food. We need it, we like it, and it can be an incredibly significant part of who we are. As any shopper knows, though, food can also be expensive. The good news for us Canadians is our national food dollar isn’t actually that high. Despite what our grocery bills suggest,… Read More

By Matt McIntosh, Farm & Food Care “Feeding the world” is a common slogan in agricultural circles being employed to illustrate everything from growing population challenges to the need for new technology. Unfortunately, it’s also a phrase that doesn’t really work, and not because people don’t care. While it’s true many Canadians are not overly concerned… Read More

Divide and conquer. It’s one of the oldest, most prolific, and most well understood adages in history. Unfortunately, agriculture is a heavily segmented industry — tribal, in a sense — making it particularly vulnerable to this tactic. Attacks against certain aspects of farming and food — whether focused on animal welfare, environmental practices, or what… Read More


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