Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

ICYMI Monday | The Millennials Are Leaving Their Desks Jobs to Farm Edition

In Case You Missed It Monday is USC Canada's weekly roundup - not that kind - of food, agriculture and policy news from here at home and around the world.

Welcome to ICYMI Monday, where we serve up a selection of the news that's fit to eat, with special attention to stories related to seeds, small-scale farmers, food sovereignty and agroecology. 

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The Big Picture

Well then... the number of chemicals applied to supermarket vegetable crops has increased by up to 17 fold in 40 years, data shows. | The Telegraph UK

Promotion of agroecology – an approach to agriculture that works with nature instead of hacking away at it – and organic agriculture are taking an increasingly large place at international climate discussions. Finally. | The Ecologist

A representative from the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization says the global ag sector is one that can curb emissions immediately. | The Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Around the World

    Bold move. Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority has revoked Monsanto's permit to market genetically modified soy in seven states. | Ecowatch

    Two months after Hurricane Maria, there is still a long road to recovery ahead for Puerto Rico's Farmers. | The Huffington Post

    After more than two years of fierce political debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer, European Union countries on Monday voted to renew the license of the world's most common herbicide. | Politico

    For only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers in the U.S. under 35 years old is increasing, according to the country's latest Census of Agriculture. | The Washington Post

    An "alternative farm bill" taking shape in the U.S. aims to spend more tax dollars on farms that produce food, and less on those growing animal feed and fuel. | Civil Eats

    If Bayer and Monsanto are allowed to complete their proposed $66 billion merger, the economics of food, farming and the environment will be radically altered according to new data. Meanwhile, more than 1 million petition signatures have been sent to United States Justice Department calling for the merger to be blocked. | Feedstuffs

    Farmers in the U.S. are increasingly suffering from depression and anxiety as crop prices stagnate. | Daily Mail

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