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Winter agriculture, a good way to increase Quebec's food self-sufficiency

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It's possible to grow vegetables in winter. With Canada's reputation as a land of extremes, it was unimaginable to think, even for a second, about growing vegetables during the...
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The great march to protect forests

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The provincial government's decision in December 2020 to cancel plans to protect a hundred natural areas in southern Quebec has galvanized a group of people, with the support of various groups...
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The importance of urban agriculture

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  Growing fruit and vegetables on your own plot and in a community garden is a fairly common pastime in many cities. But today, a certain craze for growing on balconies, rooftops...
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Leading the way in fertilizer spreading

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Text by Jean Pierre-Duford, agriculture spokesman Louis Robert, the agronomist fired by the Ministry of Agriculture on January 24 for having denounced the influence of the private pesticide sector on decisions made by CÉROM (Centre...
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Does the economy of Quebec's forests depend solely on the market value of its wood?

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Lucie Cloutier / Fides A solitary caribou on the Péribonka River. From the book "Le Québec à 5 km/h". Text by Jean-Pierre Duford, Forest Protection Spokesperson The study of the forest covering Mount Kaaikop, the...
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Glyphosate everywhere

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Text by Jean-Pierre Duford, spokesman for Agriculture and Forest Management. Data from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency show an alarming situation: 37% of food of all kinds tested by the Agency contained traces of...
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