Dirt on Farming
Dirt on Farming - 2014 Edition
Guelph ON, November 26, 2014 – Canada’s farmers are ready to share the real dirt on food and farming with their fellow Canadians.
The Farm & Food Care Foundation has launched a new edition of the popular publication “The Real Dirt on Farming”, which answers Canadians’ questions about food and farming, and tackles hot topics –like pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and GMOs – head on.
For the first time, the 50-page booklet, originally published in 2006 and re-issued in 2010, is now a national initiative with a distribution target of one million copies, and support from agricultural organizations from coast to coast.
Also for the first time, “The Real Dirt on Farming” goes beyond just a print publication and now includes a whole suite of resources and activities that provide information on key topics in Canadian agriculture, from caring for farm animals and growing crops to food safety, the environment and the economics of farming.
The newly launched “Real Dirt on Farming” website, www.RealDirtonFarming.ca also provides access to current and past copies of the publication, as well as other related resources and information. In addition, a shorter digest version is being developed that will be inserted into Canadian newspapers and magazines.
Dirt on Farming - 2010 Edition
What questions do you ask about Canadian food supply and farming practices?
The answers to all these questions – and many more – about food and farming in Canada can be found in this booklet, ”The ‘Real’ Dirt on Farming II – The People in Canadian Agriculture Answer your Questions”.
The national publication was published in 2010 with input and involvement from farmers and farm groups, educators and agribusinesses across Canada.
Anyone who wants to know more about farming and issues such as farm animal care or food safety will find this 44 page full-colour booklet to be a helpful resource - perfect for students, educators, politicians and the media. This booklet is an update to an older version published in 2006. The new version contains all new facts and statistics as well as much new content on topics that have emerged over the last four years.