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A plateful of advice offered in new national food guide

But that plate has less meat, more plant-based protein, and water is the ‘drink of choice’

“Don’t see a lot of meat or dairy!” That tweet from a University of Guelph food expert summed up the reaction of many farm groups in the country following the unveiling of the revamped Canada’s Food Guide. As expected, Health Canada’s new edition of the guide — last revised in 2007 — recommends Canadians eat […] Read more

Alzheimer’s on the farm carries special risks

People living on farms face additional challenges when dealing with Alzheimer’s

Watching Alzheimer’s steal away a loved one is always painful, but there are additional challenges when you’re living on a farm. Trent, a grain farmer from east-central Alberta, knows this all too well. He farmed with his father, now in his late 70s, until five years ago. “I knew Dad was getting older and getting […] Read more

Tips for getting the most out of your firewood

Proper moisture content is key for maximum heat delivery

Winter is fast approaching and for many people, that means using firewood to heat their homes. The key to getting the most out of your firewood is proper moisture content, said Jeff Renton, project manager with the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society. Ideal moisture content for burning is 15 to 20 per cent. Firewood with […] Read more