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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 18 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. He also teaches a Green Rights course at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence.

Food and Agriculture

Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

This Special Presentation began as an interview with the Honourable Jigme Yoser Thinley, the first elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, whose government aims to entrench and extend Bhutan’s long-standing goal of expanding Gross National Happiness rather than Gross National Product. To put the interview in context, we prepared an original half-hour documentary film, using footage of Bhutan shot by Silver Donald Cameron and by Nova Scotia film-maker Kent Martin.

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Salmon Wars

Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives, community activists, scientists, environmentalists and politicians, including Nova Scotia’s Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment.

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Brian Brett!

We've just posted a new interview with Canadian novelist, poet and farmer Brian Brett which sheds a lot of light on the way Canada’s factory food system leads to deadly crises such as the ongoing XL Foods tainted beef scandal. Calling our modern, industrial food system “complete madness,” Brian explains in the interview how farming practices, regulations and tax rules dangerously favour large-scale production over small farms—a system that generates nutritionally depleted food, environmental degradation, the threat of crop failures, and health hazards such as Listeria and E.

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Daniel Pauly!

Dr. Daniel Pauly,  our newest Green Interview, is a legendary fisheries scientist, an authority on the overall state of world fisheries and fish stocks, and a bold, incisive thinker.   Pauly  is the driving force behind FishBase, a database on the web that contains detailed information on all the 35,000 fish species known to science.

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Fear and Loathing in the Wheat Fields (2006)

As the Harper government moves to (illegally) dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board, I want to share again a column I wrote in 2006, when they were first trying these shenanigans.  Sunday Herald – October 1, 2006  FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE WHEAT FIELDS Among the worries which keep Maritimers awake at night, the Harper government’s drive to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board probably doesn’t rank very high.

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Study Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba!

Here’s a note from my friend Wendy Holm, the noted agrologist, who teaches at UBC and is now leading a for-credit course in Cuba. A great opportunity for anyone involved with food and agriculture! Just a quick note to say registration is NOW OPEN for my MAY 2011 University of British Columbia 3 credit course  International Field Studies in Sustainable Agriculture Cuba.

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