Podcasts from 2009 (Page 3)

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools III (Ryerson University) / Backyard Chickens VII (Farming in the City IX)

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools III (Ryerson University) The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in partnership with Ryerson’s School of Nutrition and the Centre for Studies in Food Security, offers a post-degree Certificate in Food Security. This unique program is offered nowhere else in the world, and can be completed entirely through the convenience…

Pigshit! (Industrial Hog Farming in Quebec)

Recorded in May 2008, Pigshit! is a three-part documentary about the social, economic and environmental impacts of the factory hog farming industry in Quebec. The production features environmental activists, voices from citizen’s coalitions, and vintage tunes from Quebec’s past. Pigshit! was produced by CKUT’s Charlotte Scott. Voices Holly Dressel, Author (Montreal, QC) – Holly sits…

Deconstructing Dinner at the Dairy Farmers of Canada / Rally for Farms, Farmers & Food Security

Deconstructing Dinner at the Dairy Farmers of Canada On February 5, 2009, Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman addressed the Dairy Farmers of Canada at their annual policy conference in Ottawa. The Dairy Farmers of Canada is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada’s 14,600 dairy farms. According to the organization, they strive to create…

A Primer on Pesticide Propaganda II

Since the recent streak of municipal pesticide bans were put into place across Canada, the pesticide industry has been on the defence. Represented by trade association CropLife Canada, the public relations strategies used by the industry were front and centre at the association’s September 2007 conference in Saskatoon, which Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman attended.…

University of Guelph Organic Agriculture Axed… Almost / Mountain Valley Farm I

In late March 2009, the University of Guelph announced that a number of programs at the school would be cut in response to budgetary challenges. Among those proposed cuts was Canada’s only organic agriculture degree program. While the number of enrolled students in the program is small in comparison to the University’s entire Agricultural College…

Hosting a Community Dialogue on Local Food Systems II / Backyard Chickens VI

Hosting a Community Dialogue on Local Food Systems II Part II in a series featuring recordings from the 2009 Community Food Matters Gathering. Over the past few years, Deconstructing Dinner has involved itself with the Nelson, B.C. based networking group, Community Food Matters. Like many similar community food security groups operating throughout North America, Community…

Hosting a Community Dialogue on Local Food Systems I

Over the past few years, Deconstructing Dinner has involved itself with the Nelson, B.C. based networking group, Community Food Matters. Like many similar community food security groups operating throughout North America, Community Food Matters is made up of organizations, businesses and individuals interested in enhancing the local food system. On March 24, 2009, Deconstructing Dinner,…