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Q3.1 CAN – What is organic farming? Find out what they do and what they don’t do: Link 1 L1

INT – 4 myths about organic farming to explain why it isn’t as black and white an issue as you thought: Link 2 L1 

INT – This is another perspective on organic and non-organic milk. Check out facts and myths about milk: Link 3 L1                


Q3.2 INT – We know the use of pesticides in agriculture are damaging to the environment, but are they actually reaching the consumers? Link 4  L1

CAN – An overview of pesticide facts: Link 5 L1

INT – Some of the social ramifications are immense: The clip "The Pesticide Trap" highlights the personal, environmental, and financial costs of using pesticides/herbicides on crops. This video tells the story of a farmer in southern India who has no other choice but to grow as much cotton as possible to ensure he can pay for his family’s expenses: Link 6 (9:22) L1 

INT – Introducing chemicals into ecosystems can have detrimental unintended consequences on populations and can disrupt the delicate balance in nature: Link 7 L1 


Q3.3 INT – What are other options to gardening without the use of synthetic herbicides and pesticides? Link 8 L1

INT – Let’s go a step further. What is biodynamic farming? Link 9 L2


Q3.4 – What are the dirty dozen? Link 10 L1 and Link 11


Q3.5 INT – Why are bees integral to our planet and food production? Link 12 L1

INT – How do pesticides affect bees? Link 13 L1


Local Activity Links

These links will be needed to complete your Local Activity.

CAN – Find a farmer in your area! For urban farmers in Vancouver and Victoria look here: Link 14 L1. For more farmers across Canada, see the young agrarians website: Link 15 L1; another list of BC farms: Link 16 L1


Helpful Optional Links

CAN – Most people don’t even know that organic farming can use pesticides at all! Find out how organic pesticides can be worse than synthetics: Link 17 L2 

INT – How do pesticides affect the environment? Link 18 (8:48) L1

INT  And how about a few general effects on our community:  Link 19 (2:04) L2

INT – This website lists and describes many reasons for why people choose organic: Link 20 L1

INT-US – Here’s a great story of a dairy farmer improving his life and his business by going organic: Link 21 (3:51) L1

INT – Can you afford to go organic? Link 22 L1

CAN – You can often find places to buy organic foods online. Here is a list if you live in Vancouver, you can change the region to your own too: Link 23 L1


Stakeholder Links

INT - Low-glycemic, organic, gluten-free and sustainably produced. Here's a look at how traditional indigenous approaches to agriculture has helped Indonesian farming communities grow diverse crops and compete in global markets: Stakeholder 1 L1


Current Events

CAN-2017 March 17thBusiness Vancouver- A UBC Study that concluded that purchasing organic produce has marginal health benefits, but significant socio-economic benefits: Event 1

INT- 2017 March 7th- The Guardian- The UN has denounced the notion of the need for pesticides to feed the global population is a myth, accusing pesticide manufactures of "unethical marketing tactics." : Event 2

INT- 2017- Reader's Digest - Is organic food worth the high price? Event 3

INT-US – 2016 February 22nd - Mother Nature Network  “Anti-GMO labeling act makes its way to Senate” The DARK act is aimed at making it illegal for states to require GMO labeling, but it has been met with opposition from organizations and companies such as “Just Label It” and Campbells: Event 4

INT – 2015 June 3rd - Huffington Post  “Organic Agriculture is More Profitable for Farmers: Study Finds” This study compared input costs, yields and product prices to determine if organic farming is a profitable enterprise: Event 5

INT-US – 2015 May 14th - Times  “Why consumers don’t trust organic labels” Market research shows that even though more and more organic labels are appearing in grocery stores, consumers do not place a lot of real value on the term: Event 6

BC – 2015 February 23rd - VanCity Buzz  “What BC’s New Rules for Organic Products Mean for Shoppers and Farmers” The BC government recently announced a plan to crack down on misuse of the term “organic” and this will have an impact on local farmers and consumers: Event 7

CAN – 2015 January 29th The Western Producer  “Consumers Want Organic, So Why are Farmer's Wary?” Even with increased interest in organic products from consumers, farmers are still hesitant to convert exclusively to organic production when the processes, tools and systems can be quite different: Event 8                                                              

INT-CAN – 2014 June 25th - The Globe and Mail  “Are ‘neonic’ pesticides killing bees?” Ontario’s beekeepers have been finding mass amounts of dead bees in their hives. They claim it is most likely due to the use of pesticides in nearby crop fields: Event 9       

CAN – 2014 October 10th - CBC News  “Regina Grocer Helps Low-Income Families Seeking Affordable Organics” A grocery store owner in Regina, Saskatchewan offers discounts on organic food to low income families: Event 10


Liens de Recherche en Français

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