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Animal welfare activist dies outside Ontario pork plant

Protestor reportedly hit by transport truck

An animal welfare activist has died while attending what’s been described as a “vigil” outside a southern Ontario hog packing plant, as new provincial limits on such activity around livestock are set to take effect. Halton Regional Police Service reported receiving a call Friday morning that a person had been “struck by a transport truck” […] Read more

Aleri Swalwell received a buckle, ribbon, and $500 prize from Eric Dalke, 
founder of the  Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition.

Discover the power of social media – and use it

Aleri Swalwell of Strathmore was the junior winner in the first annual Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Calgary Stampede for her speech on how farmers can use social media. Tweet — post — blog — viral — hashtag — inbox — bookmark — surf — hack — thread. Fifteen years ago these […] Read more


Alberta Canola Producers Commission is contributing $150,000 from checkoffs towards the making of the $1-million documentary.

Provincial canola commission donates $150,000 to GMO documentary

Commission chair says ‘something needs to be done’ to counter the attacks on genetic engineering by its critics


The ag industry’s answer to anti-GMO sentiment is nearly halfway to its funding goal, thanks to a sizable donation from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. The commission is putting $150,000 toward Know GMO, a feature-length documentary being produced by Agri-Trend CEO Rob Saik. “There’s been a demand among producers to do something as anti-GMO sentiment […] Read more