Lois Ross

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Nov 21, 2017
Farmers called on ASEAN Summit leaders to adopt the UN  Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in the Rural Areas on November 12, 2017. Photo: @via_campesina/Twitter

Food sovereignty group publishes report

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Global small farmer movement La Via Campesina has released a report on food sovereignty and food production problems around the world.
Columnists
Nov 1, 2017
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Food, truth, and reconciliation

As 'The Lancet' releases shocking information on deaths cause by pollution, the continuing saga of Grassy Narrows’ mercury poisoning remains the shame of Canada
Columnists
Jul 18, 2017
 Urban Organic Farming. Photo: Visit.org/flickr

Street Farm serves up food for the soul

Street Farm is the story of Sole Food Street Farms and how the creation of an urban farm eventually developed into a network of four farms located in Vancouver's East Hastings district.
Columnists
Oct 18, 2016

Top 10 books to celebrate World Food Day

World Food Day has Lois Ross opening her bookshelf to share good reads about food, agriculture and communities. Here are our farming columnist's top 10 resources this harvest season.
Columnists
Sep 27, 2016

'Gold with yield': A primer on land-grabbing

Land use, access to agricultural land, and who stewards land, are key issues in food production. Land-grabbing is a growing concern because it determines not only access but also how land is used.
Columnists
Jul 19, 2016

The ABCs of genetically modified crops

In recent months, there have been a number of announcements related to genetically modified crops. So, what actions are being taken in Canada and internationally to expand the debate about GM crops?
Columnists
Jun 21, 2016

Who owns seed and what are the alternatives?

Canadian farmers are contending with increasingly strict commercial rights on the seeds they buy. And there are fewer options in the public domain. These issues have led to calls for policy change.
Podcast
Aug 23, 2014

Peoples' Social Forum: Day three

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An excerpt from a talk by Ellen Gabriel, conversations with delegates and soundscapes from the powwow on Sparks Street.
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