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Mohamed Hage: The World’s First Rooftop Farm!

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Go up on the roof of this industrial building in the northeast of Montreal at 3:00 in the morning, and you’ll find farm labourers picking crops — heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil, bok choy, lettuce, and more than a dozen micro-greens. This is Lufa Farms, the brain-child of a young Lebanese-Canadian named Mohamed Hage. Lufa ships about 2,500...

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Brian Brett!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 | 0 comments

We've just posted a new interview with Canadian novelist, poet and farmer Brian Brett which sheds a lot of light on the way Canada’s factory food system leads to deadly crises such as the ongoing XL Foods tainted beef scandal. Calling our modern, industrial food system “complete madness,” Brian explains in the interview how farming practices,...

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Salmon Wars Documentary – View The Trailer!

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 | 0 comments

The trailer for our upcoming documentary, Salmon Wars, has just been released! See it here: http://youtu.be/EimPqpMlInY Background: in recent months, the international salmon-farming industry has been applying for new sites and new leases — on a truly massive scale. A pair of farms in St. Mary's Bay is licensed to produce 1.4 million salmon, and wll...

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Daniel Pauly!

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Dr. Daniel Pauly,  our newest Green Interview, is a legendary fisheries scientist, an authority on the overall state of world fisheries and fish stocks, and a bold, incisive thinker.   Pauly  is the driving force behind FishBase, a database on the web that contains detailed information on all the 35,000 fish species known to science. He and his...

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Fear and Loathing in the Wheat Fields (2006)

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 | 0 comments

As the Harper government moves to (illegally) dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board, I want to share again a column I wrote in 2006, when they were first trying these shenanigans.  Sunday Herald – October 1, 2006  FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE WHEAT FIELDS Among the worries which keep Maritimers awake at night, the Harper government’s drive to dismantle the...

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Ronald Wright, Progress Traps and the Future of Food

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 | 0 comments

We’ve just published our interview with Ronald Wright, an extraordinary writer and thinker, author of such challenging books as Stolen Continents and A Short History of Progress. Trained in archaeology, Wright dissects the past, seeking clues to the future. What kind of an animal is the human being? How have humans behaved in the past? What does that tell us...

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