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What a Year! Highlights of 2021 in Farming and Food

What a Year! Highlights of 2021 in Farming and Food


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Food Farm Talk explores the hot topics in food and farming in Ontario, Canada and beyond. We build on research...

Length: 0:28:07
Uploaded: 22 Apr, 2022

Recording Date: 2 Mar, 2022
Recording Location: Guelph
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: 1 Year
Status: As Broadcast
Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Program Title: What a Year! Highlights of 2021 in Farming and Food
Description: What a year 2021 was in agriculture and food! Emily, Abdul and Paul get together to review some highlights of events in agriculture and food, from global to local. The UN Food Systems Summit made its mark. Extreme weather and climate change made their impact. Flooding in British Columbia and drought throughout western Canada and northwest Ontario prompted Government assistance to affected farmers. The cooperative Hay West also assisted. Canada’s new climate plan now includes agricultural programs that were confirmed in Budget 2021. A contested Fertilizer Canada study claimed a 30% reduction in emissions due to fertilizer use would cost farmers massive lost production. Equity and reconciliation are receiving attention in agriculture. The Guelph Ministers’ statement shows direction on next federal-provincial-territorial agricultural policy framework. Farmland protection from development was a hot topic across Ontario. Locally in Guelph, we highlighted the work of Our Food Future and the SEED tackling issues of food security and food waste. Those are just a fraction of hot topics in 2021, even without COVID.

Host(s): Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Emily Duncan, and Paul Smith
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Type: News Reports

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