Books – Agriculture & Food

  • Growing Resistance

    Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat

    Emily Eaton (Author)

    The remarkable story of the farmer-led coalition that defeated the introduction of GM wheat in Canada.

    Published April 2013 | Agriculture & Food, Environmental Studies, History, Political Studies

  • Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba

    Kenneth Stewart (Author), Douglas Watkinson (Author)

    Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to all of Manitoba’s ninety-three species of freshwater fish. Each species is accurately depicted in detailed colour photographs and accompanying map, with descriptions of physical characteristics, spawning and feeding habits, distribution, habitat, ecological role, and economic importance. The guide also includes an extensive glossary, keys to identifying the families, species, and subspecies, and information on documentation and preservation of specimens

    Published May 2004 | Agriculture & Food, Environmental Studies

  • Making Ends Meet

    Farm Women’s Work in Manitoba

    Charlotte van de Vorst (Author)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with Manitoba farm men and women, Making Ends Meet reconstructs the common history shared by modern farm women as well as by their mothers and grandmothers. It explores women’s changing roles on the farm, from the early days of the Red River settlement to the twentieth-century farm community.

    Published December 2002 | Agriculture & Food, Gender Studies, History, Labour Studies, Women’s Studies

  • Mac Runciman

    A Life in the Grain Trade

    Paul D. Earl (Author)

    One of the most turbulent periods in the history of prairie agriculture is chronicled in this book about the life and times of Alexander “Mac” Runciman, the Saskatchewan farmer who led the United Grain Growers as president from 1961 to 1981. Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade tells the story of how Runciman rose through the ranks of the UGG to play a central role in the fierce debates over the modernization of grain handling, subsidized freight rates, and the role of The Canadian Wheat Board.

    Published October 2000 | Agriculture & Food, Biography, Business History, History