Category Archives: Farming

Speculators targeting Richmond farmland threaten local food supply

By Lisa Tanh Speculative development is raising Richmond’s farmland prices and slowing down local food production says a grassroot organization fighting against this issue. Laura Gillanders, a Richmond resident and coordinator of FarmWatch, an organization that is focused on preserving

BC’s farm industry relies on exploiting vulnerable temporary foreign workers, study finds

Nearly 100% of the farmworkers in British Columbia are either immigrants or migrants and most workers are subject to hazardous conditions like unsafe transportation, substandard living conditions, long work hours and dangerous equipment, a new study has found. “Many British