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    Farmland and Food Security
    NASA study-Inequality will lead to famine, collapse of civilization

    NASA study: Inequality will lead to famine, collapse of civilization

    A new NASA-funded study that predicts the utter collapse of human civilization will be difficult to avoid without a major course correction.


    Vertical farms see rapid growth around the globe

    Vertical farms see rapid growth around the globe

    Read this Jan. 16 story from the New Scientist on the growth of vertical farming around the world. URBAN warehouses, derelict buildings and high-rises are the last places you’d expect to find the seeds of a green revolut...



    Site C review panel changes mind, asks for ALC's input on farmland

    Site C review panel changes mind, asks for ALC’s input on farmland

    The panel reviewing the Site C dam proposal has reversed an earlier decision and is now asking BC’s Agricultural Land Commission for input on a project that could drown thousands of hectares of farmland.


    Peace Valley extraordinary farmland could feed million people-Site C Dam

    Peace Valley’s “extraordinary” farmland could feed a million people, agrologists tell Site C Dam review

    Two top agrologists make a compelling case for saving the "extraordinary" farmland of the Peace Valley.



    Former Agriculture Minister Corky Evans: Time to speak up for the ALR

    Former Agriculture Minister Corky Evans: Time to speak up for ALR

    Ex-Agriculture Minister Corky Evans calls on British Columbians to speak up for farmland and the ALR before this world-renowned food security protection is plowed under by the Clark Government.


    Developers winning battle for BC's farmland-UNBC professor

    Developers winning battle for BC farmland: UNBC professor

    A new study at UNBC is digging into the way BC farmland is managed. Lead researcher David Connell says developers are trumping efforts to preserve the province's food security.



    Fort-St.-John-landowner-built-rodeo-against-Commission-ruling

    Fort St. John landowner built rodeo on farmland, against Commission ruling

    Northeast BC landowner Terry McLeod has built part of a rodeo ground on his agricultural property near Fort St. John, BC, in contravention of a recent ruling.


    Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in farmland hearing, says group

    Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in farmland hearing, says group

    IntegrityBC says Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in a Land Commission hearing.



    Delta Council OK's Southlands development - proposal now goes to Metro

    Delta Council OK’s Southlands development – proposal now goes to Metro

    Delta council has approved the controversial Southlands development in Tsawwassen, but the 30-year-old battle is far from over as the project's opponents are already lobbying the Metro Vancouver board to reject it.


    Farmland advocates fire back at secret plan to gut ALR

    Farmland advocates fire back at secret plan to gut ALR

    Farmland advocates - from the Cattlemen's Association to the NDP Opposition and the founder of the Agricultural Land Reserve - are decrying a leaked strategy to gut protections for agricultural land in BC.