Please read the following article written by Ian Petrie in which he raises some important points regarding the current situation with PEI potatoes: "It's what's not said that matters" By Ian Petrie Perhaps the most difficult part in Washington determining whether to end the ban on PEI fresh potatoes going to the U.S. mainland was finding an explanation for the decision. How could potatoes that are brushed, washed, and sprayed with sprout inhibitor be no threat to spread potat
The National Farmers Union Annual District Convention will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at the Milton Community Hall in North Milton. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $20 per person which includes a noon meal. For more information, please call Edith Ling at 902-368-1262.
Please read the NFU-PEI’s response, which can be found in today’s Guardian (March 11, 2022), which addresses the PEI Potato Board’s letter from last week. The Potato Board’s letter can be seen first for reference (P.E.I Potato Board: P.E.I potatoes are safe and free of potato wart – March 4, 2022). In this climate of uncertainty, there is one thing that is certain; that is the predictability of the P.E.I. Potato Board. As soon as any dissenting opinion is voiced on what the b
A pertinent message from Sally Bernard, from the The Coalition for the Protection of PEI Lands' March newsletter. The full newsletter can be read here: https://mailchi.mp/b8382318aea3/march-newsletter... Warts and All
by Sally Bernard Well well well, three holes in the ground. Or in this case, just one big hole with a bunch of PEI potato farmers tossed in it by the Feds while politics plays itself out in the theatre of cross border posturing. And one "farmer" sitting up on t
Blaming someone or something for the wrongdoing, mistakes or faults of others for convenience, is an ancient tactic. Scapegoating is used to deflect people away from seeing true agendas of players and in covering the mistakes of those who didn’t prevent the agenda becoming reality. There appears to be a full blown case of Scapegoating happening in the PEI potato industry crisis. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has become the number one scapegoat blamed for the pain being