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Richmond struggles to protect farmland from monster houses

A policy that was supposed to be protection for farmers has become a loophole for property owners building giant houses, sometimes operating them as illegal hotels, getting cheap (by B.C. standards) land prices, and skirting taxes. Richmond needs to take … Continue reading

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Kingston’s quest for sustainability includes food

http://www.kingstonregion.com/news-story/6193297-kingstonians-learn-about-the-links-between-food-and-climate-change/

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Looking for updates?

I’ve switched to posting on Twitter (@pladner) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/urbanfoodrevolution?fref=ts). See you there!

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Dig, eat and be healthy tells all about

Dig, eat and be healthy tells all about converting public lands to food-growing #localfood http://ow.ly/mo0tz

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McDonald’s closing all restaurants in Bolivia

McDonald’s is closing all restaurants in Bolivia as the nation rejects fast food. It seems Bolivians were concerned about how the food was prepared, and what was in it. I still think many people in many countries are stuck on … Continue reading

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Unapproved GMO Monsanto wheat goes rogue

Unapproved GMO Monsanto wheat goes rogue in Oregon, prompting a lawsuit in Kansas. This USA Today story describes the implications for US trade with Europe and Asia: No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. Many countries will … Continue reading

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You will not be disappointed. My talk on

You will not be disappointed. My talk on the heritage and future of urban food is tonight. http://ow.ly/lfScU See you there?

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What industry has 9 companies in top 20

What industry has 9 companies in top 20 manufacturers in Metro Van, based on employment? Food. http://www.biv.com but no link to Feb. 11 list

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What industry has 9 companies in top 20

What industry has 9 companies in top 20 manufacturers in Metro Van, based on employment? Food. http://www.biv.com but no link to Feb. 11 list

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If Mark Bomford had got more support fro

If Mark Bomford had got more support from UBC he might still be here. Great work at Yale. http://ow.ly/hTTy0

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