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  1. Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
    How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
  3. The AT Reader
    Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
  4. Brewers Association of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Canadian Sugar Institute
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  8. Community Shared Agriculture / Community-supported agriculture
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs usually consist of a system of weekly delivery or pick-up of vegetables and fruit in a vegetable box scheme, sometimes including dairy products and meat. Community-supported agriculture began in the early 1960s in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan as a response to concerns about food safety and the urbanization of agricultural land.
  9. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  10. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  11. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  12. Connexions Library: Food Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
  13. Cracking The Food Chain
    Shut out by supermarkets, farmers fertilize direct links between the field and the kitchen table

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    A survey of the challenges faced by farmers seeking to market for their organic produce.
  14. Farmageddon
    Food and the Culture of Biotechnolgy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Kneen explains how corporations control the distribution of food with little knowledge or care of the health risks of engineered food.
  15. A Focus of Anti-capitalist Struggle?
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    A book review of No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change the World
  16. Food, Shelter and the American Dream
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
  17. For Friends of Foodland
    A Citizen's Guide to Foodland Preservation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  18. Global Thoughts, Local Actions
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
  19. GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily need for food as a means to achieve global dominance.
  20. Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by over consumption in one part of the world and starvation in others. Output and the complex international infrastructure that supports are controlled by profit. Steel also documents how production of food is controlled by fewer companies accountable to no one but themselves. Her examples include the following: 90% of milk in the United States comes from one breed of cow; the same proportion of commercial eggs from a single breed of hen; British supermarkets have reduced the 2000 varieties of apples down to two. The food chain becomes vulnerable to disease, contamination or terrorism. As well as a guide to the the history of the food chain from farm to plate to landfill it is also a warning on the waste and destruction of our current food systems.
  21. International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  22. Marx as a Food Theorist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  23. Ontario Farm Animal Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  24. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
    Voter Suppression

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
  25. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  26. OXFAM Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  27. Permaculture
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
  28. So Shall We Reap
    What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food System -- And How to Fix It

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    How everyone who is liable to be born in the next ten thousand years could eat very well indeed; and why, in practice, our immediate descendants are likely to be in serious trouble.
    An expose on the fallout of the present drive for maximum food production at rock-bottom cost, as health scares spiral, rural workers are driven off the land, and poor nations are forced to export their goods in an unsympathetic marketplace.
  29. Unnatural Harvest
    How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  30. Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing has changed the face of agriculture. Now we are left to decide if it was a good thing, this world changing shift in crop production brought about by GM crops.

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