Category Archives: Europe

Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Gayl is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming … Continue reading

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Farm Size and Industrial Agriculture2.0

Farm size was an interesting topic of conversation when I was in Europe. On one occasion, we were just not making sense, and eventually I realized why. In Canada, farm size can be viewed in various ways, including revenue, by … Continue reading

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Controls for Industrial Agriculture2.0 to Mediate Environmental Impact

A few years ago, Ontario brought in Nutrient Management Regulations. I took all the courses. Essentially, if a farmer is going to expand their number of livestock, they need the acres to spread the manure, ensuring the right amount of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pastoral Farming in France

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Welcome? to France

I am in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France because, and I quote from the travel guide, “it uses exceptional regional produce.” But no one told me until yesterday, that today is a holiday. Since I was on the train … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

I went from small town villages with horse and cart to a toxic world where brand names rule, where people are selfish and drivers rude, where TV fills the space where one could be apreciating nature or doing other healthy … Continue reading

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Italy: Locally Grown and Proud

Along tracks or along the river, there usually is a bike path. People in Europe are expected to move more. I climbed three flights of stairs to get to the bathroom. That would not happen in North America. We’ve got … Continue reading

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