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For farmers to link with markets, they need to learn not only to produce, but to “produce for the market” and a key starting point is for them to learn to view their farm as a business enterprise that needs to be managed for profit. This is just as true for Australian farmers as it [...]


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The Calgary Herald / by Jessica Patterson Surrounded by farm country, Calgary is a produce paradise Fall is a delicious time of year, when locally harvested vegetables and fruits make their way into restaurants and Calgarians’ kitchens, ripe and bursting with flavour. At the height of fall harvest, carrots, corn, squash and peppers, leafy greens [...]


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Prof. Carl Winter, director of the FoodSafe Program at UC Davis, heard about the new study linking certain kinds of pesticides with an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, and he became quite concerned. Not so much about the study itself, but the possibility that parents might now be less likely to serve fruits [...]