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More resources for farmers in distress

One year after a program to help agricultural workers recognize and respond properly to distress and suicidal behavior, about 600 sentries were trained. Stress, debt, isolation, environmental constraints, too busy work days: there are many reasons to explain that 51%…
White Bread As Healthy As Wheat Bread For Some: Study

VANCOUVER – Whole bread or white bread? The answer seems long overdue: it was thought until now that whole bread  , a more complex source of carbohydrates, produced a better glycemic response than white bread. Yet, a recent Israeli study…
Canadian Food Guide To Undergo Major Changes

Canadians, say goodbye to the Food Guide as you know it: the new version of this document, which is the reference of all the food policies of the country, is expected in two years. But Health Canada will not deliver…
Another Roof Top Garden Sprouts Up In Quebec

QUEBEC – On one of the institution’s roofs, an area of ​​141 square meters was converted into a community garden for students and staff. Better still: some of the vegetables will be used to feed toddlers who attend the CEGEP…
Saskatchewan Sets Up Urban Gardens On Roof Tops

Employees at the University of Saskatchewan have set up an urban garden on the roof of the College of Agriculture and Biological Resources. The productivity of their garden is moreover tenfold because of the concrete of the roof. The concrete…
Our Fruits And Vegetables Are Not Always Green

The climate assessment of fruits and vegetables transported by air or from heated greenhouses is highly negative, WWF estimates. Twenty-five varieties of fruits and vegetables were evaluated to assess their climatic impact. WWF wanted to know if regional and seasonal…
Alternatives to pesticides, the story of an organic farmer

On the occasion of the “Pesticide Alternatives Week”, we asked a cereal grower to explain the changes in his daily life since his conversion to organic farming. Bill Muller  has forty years of agriculture behind him. “Twenty years in convention;…