The Real Dirt on Farming: real answers to real questions

Your resource for information and stories on Canadian food and farmers – who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Misinformation about the food we eat is seemingly endless, and sifting through it for genuine facts and stories can be a strain. To help address this problem, Farm & Food Care has […]

IARC findings on glyphosate edited in draft review, Reuters discovers

In a world rife with concerns, it’s unconscionable that an international organization would go as far as to manipulate and distort scientific data to meet a preconceived agenda. Reuters has discovered that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) dismissed and edited findings from a draft review of glyphosate that were […]

Take part in National Planting Week, June 5-12

Honey bee populations are on the rise in Canada according to Statistics Canada, but they still face challenges. One of the major factors affecting honey bee health is access to adequate nutrition. Honey bees spend a third of their life flying to find flowers with pollen and nectar that they can bring back to the […]

Glyphosate and the story of misguided fears about food

Note: This blog post was originally published on June 6, 2016. It was been updated with new information. People are passionate about food. We love to eat it, talk about it, and take pictures of it but at the end of the day there’s one basic question we all want to know the answer to:  […]

Glyphosate residues on food do not pose a safety concern in Canada

A recent report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has people talking about pesticide residues and food safety. And that’s a good thing, because it means that the questions people have about their food are being heard – and, being answered. CFIA, knowing that consumers would want an explanation of what the data means, […]

BeeConnected app facilitates communication between beekeepers and farmers

It’s well understood that honey bee health is complex and honey bees face pressures from a number of factors throughout the year including: pests and parasites like the Varroa mite, harsh weather, disease from bacteria and viruses, a lack of nutritious food sources and potential exposure to pesticides. Fortunately, according to the 2016 stats from […]