Tag: Farm and Food Care

T’Ag, You’re It: Campaign Urges Action to Raise Ag Awareness

Maintaining public trust in the way food is produced has become a top priority, not just for farmers, but for the entire agriculture sector, including the seed industry. “Right through the whole value chain, we have to get involved. We’re a small sector in Canada now…and to have our voice heard against the activists who… Read more »

“Canada’s Agriculture Day” Announced for 2017

February 16, 2017 will be Canada’s Agriculture Day, a group of agriculture representatives announced today at the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Public Trust Summit in Ottawa. The theme for the day is Let’s Celebrate the Food We Love, and the plan is that the agriculture and agri-food community will host events and conversations across the… Read more »

Farming Gets Top Marks In Canadian Survey But Red Flags Appear

61% of Canadians have a “very or somewhat” positive impression of Canadian agriculture according to a new national survey released by Farm and Food Care (FFC) and the newly minted Canadian Centre For Food Integrity. That’s the highest ranking Canadians have given farming since FFC started asking Canadians for their impression of the industry 10… Read more »

Boiling the Ocean — Farm and Food Care Canada in Five Minutes

It’s an organization developed to “cultivate an appreciation for food and farming” across the country, a feat that requires conversation, and a “giant Team Canada effort,” says executive director and soon-to-be-CEO of Farm and Food Care Canada (FFC) Crystal Mackay. Mackay to Lead National Farm & Food Care Group Mackay says the effort should see… Read more »

Mackay to Lead National Farm & Food Care Group

Farm & Food Care Canada will have its first CEO as of January 2016. Crystal Mackay will transition from her role as executive director of Farm & Food Care Ontario to fill the new national position. “Crystal has provided strong leadership and made significant contributions to both development and continued growth of Farm & Food Care Ontario… Read more »

“Know GMO” Film Project Launched

Pre-production work and fundraising has started for a million dollar film project aimed at informing people about the use of biotechnology in food and farming. “Know GMO: An Uplifting Discussion About Food” will explore the impact of genetic modification, asking questions about how to feed a growing human population, says Rob Saik, the executive producer… Read more »

Winners of National Farm Photo Contest Announced

Winners have been announced in the Farm & Food Care Foundation’s inaugural Farm Photo Contest. The contest which ran from early May until the end of June gave photographers the chance to enter their farm photography in six categories – All About Animals, Canadian Farm Scenes, Crazy About Crops, Farm Faces, Farm Fun and Farm… Read more »

Shock Abuse Videos on the Minds of Livestock Producers

Not long ago, farmers thought their main opponents were environmentalists, bent on preventing them from implementing modern techniques and technology. Some considered it a battle against corporatism. But new research suggests that thinking has changed. In Ontario, results are emerging from a poll last winter of 400 farmers by Farm and Food Care, a group… Read more »

Who needs Luke Skywalker to fight the Death Star when you have farmers as warriors?

If you’re among the many – including all the finalists in this year’s Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition – who believe a better understanding of modern farming should begin early and formally in schools, take heart. In early December, just prior to the Grow Canada meetings in Calgary, final steps will be taken to… Read more »