Monday, 09 January 2017 00:00

ICYMI Monday | Saying "No" to Corporate Mergers, Farms Turning into Deserts and more

ICYMI Monday is USC Canada's weekly roundup of food, agriculture and policy news from here at home and around the world.

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The Big Picture

The relationship between scientists and agrochemical multinationals can be perilous for both scientists and evidence. | The New York Times

Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. Learn how open source seed producers from the U.S. to India are changing global food production. | Ensia

Let's say "no" to corporate consolidation, say Anna Lappé and Lisa Palmer. Mergers put food workers and small-scale farmers at risk. | Common Dreams

The food movement has people and can make the world a better place... but it will need land, says Eric Holt-Giménez of Food First. | In These Times

Agroecology is a way of life: an in-depth interview with students of an agroecological school in South America. | La Via Campesina

Around the World

All over, farmers are facing the extremes of climate change. In Sudan, they battle climate change and hunger as desert creeps closer to their farmlands. | The Guardian

Filipino farmers are saving seeds AND heritage for future generations. | GMA News

The world has much to learn from Cuba's agroecological revolution. |

In Canada

According to author Lois Ross, in the next 15 years, almost half of Canadian farms will change hands. Meet the new agrarians who are taking sustainable farming into the future. | UC Observer

Canada will rejoin United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. | Canada News Centre

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