Links

Food Organizations

Canadian Organic Growers

The Ottawa Chapter of COG has their own Feast of Fields. For 2006 it's happening on September 24. Check out webpage for details.

Small Scale Food Processors Association

Linking Growers and Small Entrepreneurs to Each Other, and Buyers and Suppliers, for Useful Networking and Profit

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Agriculture

AgraRoots

A TIES-Turtle Island Earth Stewards community service project, is an information sharing and marketing network for the agricultural producers, processors and marketers of the Boundary District.

Agricola

These records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.

Beyond Factory Farming

This website has information on sustainable and humane animal husbandry practices.

BCFarms.com

A site developed to promote the B.C. Farming Industry. Featuring free listings for Farms, Bed & Breakfasts, Arts and Crafts, Businesses, Associations, Real Estate & some great Kids links.

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Sustainable Agriculture

Garden City Lands Coalition

This English/Chinese bilingual site advocates keeping the Garden City Lands, 136 acres of prime farmland in the City Centre of Richmond, B.C., in the Agricultural Land Reserve for food purposes. It suggests extensive community gardens, urban agriculture education, and CSA farms.

The New Farm

Farmer-to-farmer know-how from the Rodale Institute
This web-site reaches a global community of food producers to exchange valuable “farmer-to-farmer know-how.” NewFarm.org presents compelling success stories with expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.

The Land Conservancy

Usually known as TLC, The Land Conservancy is a non-profit, charitable Land Trust working throughout British Columbia. TLC protects important habitat for plants, animals and natural communities as well as properties with historical, cultural, scientific, scenic or compatible recreational value. Working to protect farmland, the TLC has 2 programs: Conservation Partners Program and Conservation and Working Ranches.

Organic Friends of the Future

They are involved with advocacy, fundraising, and awareness around the current legal battles facing organic farmers in British Columbia. Their goals are:
a) to defend the rights of organic farmers to produce
b) to promote organics

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Sustainability

People & Planet Friendly

Bringing people together over ideas that matter! peace · environment · sustainable living · food · community · communication · democracy · human rights..... events · resources · jobs · fun. Lots of very useful links, many difficult to find elsewhere.

SD Gateway

The SD Gateway integrates the online information developed by members of the Sustainable Development Communications Network (formerly the Spinning the Web Network). In addition to over 1,600 links in the SD Primer, they provide services such as a calendar of events, a job bank, the Sustainability Web Ring, and listings of mailing lists (listservs) and news sites dealing with sustainable development

David Suzuki Foundation

An organization devoted to finding solutions to local and global ecological problems, with information on the issues they are concerned with and actions one can take.

Salmon-Safe British Columbia

Salmon-Safe, which has been highly effective in Oregon and Washington for more than a decade, is an eco-certification program that encourages farmers to use agricultural practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and water quality. Farms are evaluated by independent, professional certifiers.

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Health

Organic Advocates

is a non-profit organization that is committed to raising awareness and support for organic agriculture, environmental responsibility and healthy living through promotion of educational, research and advocacy programs.

La Leche League International

is an international organization offering breastfeeding support and education. Their website features many pages of information for mothers, health care professionals or simply for those curious about the benefits of breast feeding.

Infact

INFACT is a national grassroots corporate watchdog organization. Founded in 1977, INFACT is best known for its successful Nestle and GE Boycott Campaigns, and its Academy Award winning documentary Deadly Deception.

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Community

Banyen Books and Sound

Deeply committed to ecological and sustainable issues. Banyen Books maintaines a remarkable selection of books and materials on wise earth-stewardship practices.

Fresh Choice Kitchens - The Community Kitchen Program

This website provides information about community kitchens in Vancouver, plus many tips and guidelines for anyone who would like to start their own community kitchen. Links page too!

TearoomT

Everything you need to know about tea can be found through the website of this local company.

The Ram's Horn

is a monthly journal of food system analysis published by Brewster and Cathleen Kneen (see A Baseline For Food Policy in British Columbia). Includes hightlights from the current issue.

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International

Slow Food

Slow Food is an international response to the effect fast food has on our society and life. It questions the validity of the fast food philosophy as an unconscious credo that erodes our culinary heritage in the guise of efficiency. Includes the organization's magazine online, articles on biotechnology and links.

Local Food UK

"The UK's primary iternet resource for local issues" focuses on the use of inppropriate technologies and the destruction of local communities nationally and internationally.

World Wildlife Fund

See this organization's website for their extensive list of links and, in particular, their new "Pesticide Reducion is Possible!" feature: just click on the ladybug near the top of the page.

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Biotechnology

PSRAST

Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology is a global network concerned about conditions hampering impartial, comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluations of the safety of new applications of science and technology. Their current focus is on genetically engineered foods.

Information on Genetic-Engineering Technology

Here you wil find an archive of articles on genetic engineering

Genetic Engineering and its Dangers

A collection of essays exploring some of the scientific and ethical issues in the genetic engineering debate. Includes a list of books on the topic and a links page.

Or try the Natural Law Party's Genetic Engineering Webpages

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