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Kingston’s quest for sustainability includes food

http://www.kingstonregion.com/news-story/6193297-kingstonians-learn-about-the-links-between-food-and-climate-change/

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Carnivore’s dilemma: eating meat is a huge climate change contributor

As the world struggles to shift its focus on Paris from the tragedies of terrorism to the tragedies of climate change, there’s a climate change trigger lurking in most of our daily lives that will most likely stay in stealth … Continue reading

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I’ve switched to posting on Twitter (@pladner) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/urbanfoodrevolution?fref=ts). See you there!

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How to make urban food production economically sustainable

My thoughts, from the Food Talk series organized by Richard Wolack in Vancouver. Thanks for inviting me Richard.  

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Beyond “evil” food banks: Nick Saul coming to Vancouver

Nick Saul, Toronto-based co-author of The Stop: How the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement, is coming to Vancouver to explore possibilities for a community food centre in the Vancouver area. He’ll be at the … Continue reading

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Making sustainability add up economically– new SFU course

Please join me at this Sustainable Economics workshop at Simon Fraser University: Sustainable Economics for the Real World Nov 1-2, 2013 9am-5:30pm $650 Instructor/speakers: Alexis Morgan, Global Water Roundtable, WWF; Peter Ladner, author (The Urban Food Revolution); Mark Pezarro, Earth … Continue reading

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$1 million prize promotes insect farming

The rich get organics and the poor get diabetes– now insects! That’s the dark way to look at this amazing win by McGill business students over 10,000 competing teams from around the world. Bill Clinton awarded the prize. To meet … Continue reading

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Half of all wasted food happens at home

Half of all wasted food happens at home. Here’s how to change that: Choices Food Market and Farmfolk Cityfolk have posted a pledge, a challenge and a contest. Can you commit to this?! I enthusiastically pledge that I will reduce … Continue reading

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In Jamaica, food security is becoming serious business

Local food and food security in North America are often described as elitist concerns for people who can afford to shop around and pay for local, fresh, quality food. As this New York Times story shows, in Jamaica, the soaring … Continue reading

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The high hidden costs of our “cheap” food

“50 yrs ago we spent 18% of income on food, 5% on healthcare; now we spend 10% on food, 16% on healthcare.” Great stat from a great book by Eleanor Boyle: High Steaks, How and Why to Eat Less Meat.

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