Sustainable Food

Make Sharks Our Friends, Not Out Food

Russ Blinch | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Russ Blinch

Don't cue the theme from Jaws for 20-year-old Madison Stewart, A.K.A. the "Shark Girl." Madison has been diving with the sharks since the age of 12 in the Great Barrier Reef and she loathes the hype propagated in movies from Jaws to Sharknado that these mysterious beasts are "mindless blood thirsty killers."

Oceans Day Still Belongs to Canadians

David R. Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

World Oceans Day, celebrated across the globe on June 8, is Canada's brainchild. The Canadian government proposed the concept in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This makes Monday's news of Canada's significant ocean protection shortcomings, courtesy of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's report, all the more hard to swallow.

It Hurts, But Eating Less Cheese Can Help Our Planet

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Living

Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few...

Fermented Foods Are Fantastic for Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Many a farmer and researcher have searched for ways to preserve shelf life. A small group of people have learned that in order to beat the bugs, they need to incorporate not chemicals or cooling but a collection of microbes that can not only keep food safe, but also keep it tasty for ages.

EXCERPT: Consumed: Sustainable Food for a Finite Planet

Sarah Elton | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Elton

2013-04-19-Consumedbookcover.jpg What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach 9 billion people--that's 9 billion hungry humans--while climate change increasingly interferes with the way we produce our food. At the same time, few of us know where that food comes from, let alone how to grow it, and we are at the mercy of multinationals that control the food chain, with little insight into the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. This puts our future at risk.

Conference Board of Canada Food Summit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Paul Hughes | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Although the 2nd Canadian Food Summit hasn't even started, the controversy has. In fact, the Canadian food policy world may have it's biggest dust up ever if the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) continues its tone deaf, stack the deck maneuvering.

BrandTree Connects Good Brands With Good Customers

John F. Gray | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

More people want to buy sustainable products and have a kitchen full of fresher, natural and healthier foods. The challenge is connecting the people who make good things, with the people who want those good things. Vancouver's is taking on that challenge by connecting brands with mobile customers.

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.