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October 30, 2006 Environment

Genetically Modified Diplomacy

GMO_fp.jpgYuill Herbert examines Canada's international biotech agenda and the government's most recent GM 'victory.'

Canada's International Biotech Agenda

May 20, 2006 Environment

The New Chainsaw

gmo_trees_fp.jpg GE trees are considered the new threat to global forests. Katie Shafley wonders why no one knows they're being grown in Canada.

Genetically engineered trees are the new threat to Canada's forests

November 24, 2005 Agriculture

McOrganic?

IA_fp.jpgHillary Lindsay investigates the new corporate organic landscape and its impact on Canadian farmers.

Is corporate organic changing the organic landscape in Canada?

June 24, 2004 Environment

Crop Control

silo_fp.jpgThe battle over genetically engineered (GE) foods raged on in the month of May, with uncertain victories declared on two fronts. On May 10th, biotech giant Monsanto announced that it was "deferring all further plans to introduce Roundup Ready wheat" into the marketplace. While opponents to GE foods were still celebrating, however, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Monsanto on May 21st, in the controversial Schmeiser case. As the dust settles on fields across Canada, farmers, consumers, and activists are struggling to understand the implications of these decisions.

- by Hillary Lindsay -

Genetically modified crops threaten organic growers

November 10, 2003 Environment

Harvest Goon

fatalharvest_fp.jpgFatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review
Our connection to the environment is perhaps most apparent when we sit down at the dinner table to eat a meal. That "we eat our daily bread without being conscious of the massive loss of topsoil, diversity and farm communities involved in its production" testifies to North American's disconnection from the land that sustains us. It is this disconnection that is allowing corporations to hide the very real and terrible impacts of the industrialization of our food supply, and it is this disconnection that Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture addresses.

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review

June 26, 2003 International News

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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