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Joel Salatin in Guelph, October 18th

The Practical Farmers of Ontario are bringing Joel Salatin to speak in Guelph October 18th. Click here for details.

From Elizabeth Nolan Brown, on Reason.com

Joel Salatin. Photo via Practical Farmers of Ontario

Joel Salatin—farmer, author, activist, provocateur—seemed especially fed up as he spoke at the 2014 LPAC conference Friday. Salatin is a self-described libertarian who gets cited approvingly by the Michael Pollan types of the world because he preaches the gospel of small-scale, pesticide-free farming and home-cooked meals. (Salatin also labels himself an environmentalist, capitalist, Christian, and lunatic.) He was featured in the documentaryFood, Inc. and is prone to saying things like this from Friday’s speech: “I think that one of the most rebellious things we can do in our culture now is to spend time in our kitchen.”

“In (the libertarian) movement, we’re accused a lot of being elitists,” Salatin told the LPAC audience. It’s a charge he also hears about healthy-eating evangelists such as himself. But “the real elitists” are the people who say “we need to tell Americans what to eat.” Continue reading

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Practical Farmers of Ontario seeking an increase in the exemption limit (now 300 chickens) for small growers

From a PFO news release, Sept. 2012:

The Practical Farmers of Ontario, has sent the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board, a written request to increase the minimum number of meat chickens one farmer can raise annually in Ontario without quota.

With increasing demand for locally grown, local sourced food, many consumers are having great difficulty finding the local food they are looking for.

Currently Chicken farmers of Ontario, has a policy against advertising your government inspected roasting chickens, this only effects small farmers with 300 meat birds or less. The Practical Farmers of Ontario see this as a direct
attack on small farms ability to successfully produce goed quality sound food, as it greatly reduces their opportunities to seek out new customers. Continue reading

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Practical Farmers of Ontario now have 200 members after 2 weeks — CTV

Learn more on the Practical Farmers of Ontario website.

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