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Pro-Mountain Biker Hans Rey Gives Back To The Community

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain biking world together in a to...

Yes, Organic Farming Can Create Food Security On A Global Scale

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Todhunter

Organic agriculture could produce enough food on a global per capita basis for the current world population. Instead, what we have organic farming being squeezed out and marginalized as some kind of impractical niche model in favour of an unsustainable, corporate-controlled chemical-intensive model.

The Hidden Costs Of A Poor Diet

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.

Not All Natural Beauty Products Are Made Equal

Melissa Bessey | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Style
Melissa Bessey

While the fashion industry continuously evolves, so to does the world of beauty and the ever-growing debate about the merits of "natural beauty." As a consumer it is often hard to understand what that means.

How To Know If Your 'Eco' Skincare Products Are Actually Toxic Free

Candice Batista | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

What was once thought of a fad, is now a bonafide, legit business. In fact, so legit, that it's now become harder and harder to know which eco skincare product is right for you and whether the "natural" and "organic" claims are true. So I am going to break it down for you.

Craving Healthy Fruit During Canadian Winter? Chile Is In Season

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Eating local produce is a great idea to help support your local farmers and the economy. But is it realistic to choose local fruits and vegetables all...

Eggs: Get The Most From This Power Protein

Marc Davis | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

In North America, the most commonly-produced eggs are from battery-caged hens. These pitiful creatures live their whole lives crammed as many as five or six at a time into tiny wire cages, where they can barely move. This way they can't get any health-promoting exercise.

Canadians Can Stop Being The World's Worst Waste Generators

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Zero waste? Okay, maybe that's a stretch. But being the worst waste generators on the planet? Surely, fellow Canadians, that's a title we need to shake -- so let's get started.

Reviving A Fractured Food System Through Organic Food

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you've purchased any local Ontario food before, it probably came from this region you've likely never heard of. In fact, it is the number one producer of tomatoes, carrots, seed corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, sugar beets and brussels sprouts in all of Canada. However, none of it is being consumed by its community members.

Small Steps Toward Sustainability Make A Huge Impact

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I've never considered myself an environmentalist. Sure, I care about the environment, I sort my garbage and turn off the lights as soon as I leave a r...

While Worried About The Election, We Forgot About World Food Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

The fact that it passed entirely without notice reaffirms just how lucky we are to live in this blessed land of plenty. But perhaps it's a good occasion to reflect upon the importance of food in our tumultuous, changing world.

Why I Started Seeking Natural Alternatives to Anti-Aging Treatments

Leah Morrigan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Some people inject food poison bacteria into their face; we do chemical peels that make our skin burn and we continue to invest in commercial creams and lotions that claim to reverse aging. I'm certainly not going to judge anyone for wanting to retain their youth, but I believe there have to be better options like natural, effective, cruelty-free alternatives to costly and possibly dodgy chemical concoctions.

This Is Why Customers Don't Trust Organic Labels

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to eating organic, the question isn't whether or not it's good for you — for most consumers it's about whether or not you can trust th...

Putting Organic vs. Non-Organic To The Test

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living

Organic, conventional, potato, potah-to — what's the difference anyway? According to Canada's Library of Parliament, organic foods prohibit the u...

How My Family Celebrates a Healthier Halloween

Lisa Borden | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

In reality, Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. From the toxic candy, to the phthalate-laced costumes and the insane amount of waste generated, it's challenging to consider it good, clean fun. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us.

Why I Changed My Stance On Eating Organic Food

Abby Langer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Of course, the reasonable side of me remains a bit conflicted, because the price of buying organic food for 5 people is extraordinary (organic foods cost around 20 per cent more than conventional). So I buy organic when I can, and when I think it's worthwhile. Organic grain products, and most fruits and vegetables: good. Organic milk? Not necessary, because in Canada, there are no hormones or antibiotics in the milk.

50 Simple Things I Do To Reduce

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Lisa Borden

I must admit, I would have never guessed that reducing would have been a hobby of mine, but, once I started, I realized that I was good at it, and it felt good too. I hope that what I've done (so far, because it's a work in progress) inspires you on your own path of living a little bit lighter.

Bean Leaves, Bedbugs and Biomimicry: Natural Solutions to Modern Problems

David Suzuki | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Modern methods of controlling pests have consisted mainly of poisoning them with chemicals. But that's led to problems. Pesticides kill far more than the bugs they target, and pollute air, water and soil. Some fascinating research has found a way of dealing with bed bugs that may go back centuries.

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.

Agriculture Misconceptions Run Rampant, But I'm Here To Change That

Teresa Falk | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Teresa Falk

In the last several years I have become more and more aware of how disconnected the average consumer is from agriculture. Most people are now living in urban centres and have no connection to the farm. This stranger was a perfect example of this. He had many questions and many misconceptions about modern agriculture.

Canada Celebrates National Organic Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Living

If you're feeling a little more green than usual this week — it's not just you. From Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, Canada celebrates their third annual N...

Is Organic Food Actually Healthier?

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug throu...

The Future of Business is a Mix of Capitalism and Loving Thy Neighbour

Daniel Baylis | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel Baylis

Ask anyone with a shred of a conscience, and they'll tell you that they want a cleaner and more equitable world. With the rise of social media, consumers are becoming increasingly more intelligent and aware of the implications of their purchases. We are shopping not only for value, but with values. That's a major culture shift.

Chipotle Walks the Talk of Sustainable Food

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Business
Rebecca LeHeup

My career in culinary tourism development is founded in the authentic connection between growers, producers and chefs. Showcasing businesses that are giving the consumer a true "taste of place" by serving the freshest, seasonal food. Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of finding out just how Chipotle walks the talk.

Trade Your Lawn for a Garden

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

This year, I think it's time to do away with your grassy lawn and replace it with food! That's right, having your own vegetable garden has always been smart, but now, it's also trendy. Let's hear it for eco-progress! Here are nine reasons that you should get planning and planting your urban farm (or even a simple herb garden) today...