Food Politics

Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security

Ryan Spong | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ryan Spong

In these heady days of waste reduction and sustainable food production, food recovery tackles our most bourgeois societal needs for perfect looking produce. For decades, North Americans have been turning their noses up at apple wormholes and rusty romaine lettuce, and produce retailers have caught on.

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

Our Grandparents Knew Better About Food

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

It's amazing to me that people argue organic vs. local when it comes to their food. Is organic only for those who don't want toxins in their bodies, and local is reserved only for environmentalists who weigh their food miles? It's actually best that we all strive to be eating local AND organic food. Our grandparents ate "organically" and locally.

Interest Groups Turn Supreme Court Case Into 'Save the Seeds' Myth

Cami Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cami Ryan

The Bowman vs Monsanto Supreme Court hearing is big news in the United States and we are seeing ripple effects of it up here in Canada. Although some headlines sparked by interest groups that oppose modern agricultural production methods, including use of genetically modified (GM) crops, might suggest otherwise, this case is not about farm-saved seed.

Waste Not, Want Not

Teresa Falk | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Teresa Falk

Growing up I remember my mom saying this when I didn't finish my food. And by the sounds of it, others could benefit from remembering this popular idiom as well. Recently I read that the average American throws away 396 pounds of food each year, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This statistic doesn't surprise me.

Can You Trust the Health Check Logo on Your Food?

Kapil Khatter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

The Health Check program is meant to help those going to restaurants and fast food restaurants to make better menu choices. But when you search their product list for Health Check'd vegetables there are zero. Health Check is in need of a makeover. The program needs to promote fresh fruit not fruit juice; it needs to encourage eating at home not at restaurants. Or it needs to cease and desist.

Will Food Prices Cost the World Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Volatile commodity prices have wreaked havoc with the world economy in the past decade. This summer saw yet another surge in food prices. It got many wondering whether this time around, the ill-timed increase would apply the brakes to an accelerating world economy. Are they right?

Will Food Prices Cost the World Economy?

Phil Taylor | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Business
Phil Taylor

Volatile commodity prices have wreaked havoc with the world economy in the past decade. This summer saw yet another surge in food prices. It got many wondering whether this time around, the ill-timed increase would apply the brakes to an accelerating world economy. Are they right?

How Trade Negotiations Could Affect Your Groceries

Sara Zborovski | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Business
Sara Zborovski

The average Canadian likely knows more about the "Caramilk secret" than it does about the issues currently on the table in two major trade negotiations that could significantly impact the Canadian food industry. Clues about the status of the talks and the issues on the table have largely come only through leaked information and speculation.

Please, Mr. Harper, May I Have More?

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food recently toured Canada and reported, "very desperate conditions, and people who are in extremely dire straits" in terms of hunger. The Conservative response was to deny the problem and to attack the credibility of the Rapporteur. The government is turning its back on almost three million Canadians who are struggling to meet their nutrition needs.

How to Eat Cleaner, Healthier and Ethically

Douglas McNish | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Living
Douglas McNish

It is our duty as smart, informed shoppers to choose wisely and not be fooled. There are many simple things we can do to take back our health and make sure to not be duped into marketing propaganda from large corporations wanting to take our money. Remember, we vote with our dollars, so make every vote count.