Month: March 2020

Curious cow in a dairy barn

Low-Down On the Farm: Farmers, the Agricultural Economy, and COVID-19

What lessons does the past hold as the farming community and industry prepare to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis? Let’s review some essential case-studies. Perhaps the best-known epidemic to hit Canadian agriculture was bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Also known as “mad cow disease,” BSE is a progressive, fatal disease of the central nervous …

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A young couple carefully reading food labels in a grocery store

Thoughts on the Long-term Effects of the Coronavirus on the Way We Interact with Food

To put it mildly, we live in interesting and rapidly changing times. (I wonder how many of you are reading this during a mandated work-from-home period?) In response to the global spread of the coronavirus, the world is acting in concert in a way previously unknown. We will get through this by working together (ironic, …

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