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Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of the international food market As society reaches the limits of available farmland and accessible irrigation water, many countries have turned to international markets to help meet domestic food demand. Imports of … Continue reading

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Soil Care: Will We Make the Right Choices?

By Don Lobb 2015 is International Year of Soils, and from April 19-25, National Soil Conservation Week brings focus to soil care in Canada. We need to consider our record through the ages as we implement soil protection now. Through … Continue reading

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World Uranium Symposium in Québec City next week

Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16 2015. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Crop Industry Continues to Expand

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of genetically modified crops One of the familiar narratives for the promotion of genetically modified (GM) crops is that they have the potential to alleviate poverty and hunger. But the real impacts … Continue reading

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The ugly side of food waste

The ugly side of food waste Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor of Food Distribution and Policy, University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics Everyone wins from Loblaw’s campaign to reposition “imperfect” produce in its stores We waste a lot of … Continue reading

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“Noah’s Ark” conservation plan featured at SFU President’s Faculty Lecture

SFU biodiversity expert Arne Mooers to speak March 26 on “What to let go: Making hard choices in the age of extinction” In the final installment of Simon Fraser University’s Spring 2015 President’s Faculty Lecture Series, an SFU biodiversity expert … Continue reading

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Manitoba celebrates 11th annual agriculture awareness day

Manitoba’s farmers and food processors are using new and sometimes unexpected technologies in their businesses to create opportunities for sustainable growth, which Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn highlighted at the 11th annual Agriculture Awareness Day on St. … Continue reading

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