The Shape of Tomorrow's Farming – March 30, 2010
Farming intensity must triple on the best land, in order to protect the poorer land which houses three-fourths of the wild species. Good farmland will become even more important, as one of the scarcest resources.
The Potential for Grass Biofuel Pellets – January 28, 2006
A crop that grows naturally on the North American prairies could help solve our energy problems while providing farmers with an important new source of revenue.
Should Canada Ban Trans Fats? – January 13, 2005
A ban on trans fats is premature. The relative risk numbers for trans fats from a number of studies are too low to cause alarm. The ban will make food more expensive and open Canada to trade retaliation. A better recourse is to encourage a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet.
Giving Animals Rights – April 1, 2002
Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to amend other Acts (the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2001), was introduced in the House of Commons and given first reading on 14 March 2001.
Life After Subsidies – February 1, 2002
In 1984, nearly 40% of the average New Zealand sheep and beef farmer's gross income came from government subsidies. A year later, almost all of these subsidies were removed. New Zealand farmers were on their own, and remain so today in 2001.