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Think food prices are high? Get ready for higher

Growing demand for 'organic' or 'natural' products will only increase the cost of food further, and reduce farm productivity

Food prices are up four per cent over last year in Canada — mainly because of the cheap loonie and more expensive imports. This has come as a shock to Canadians used to spending an ever-declining share of income on food. Worse yet, further increases likely await — and for a very different, more permanent […] Read more


Ban neonicotinoids? Not if you’re concerned about the facts

The Ontario Bee Association and the Sierra Club of Canada is seeking a ban on treating seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides. But science and statistics do not support their position. Consider the following: Statistics Canada data show that the number of honey bee colonies was up, not down, in both Ontario and Canada in 2012. While […] Read more