Category Archives: food literacy

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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New CFIA “local food” definition is suspicious

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) new “local food” definition is suspicious, misleading and disturbing. Its sudden implementation and the misleading advantage it gives to food that isn’t really local but can be marketed as such suggest collusion with the … Continue reading

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Farmers growing food for transport, not taste

Farmers are growing food for transport, not taste, so people are choosing processed food and succumbing to chronic diseases. An excerpt from this article about a fund called FoodDirect explains: FreshDirect co-founder and food sourcing expert David McInerney travels the … Continue reading

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Bi-partisan support for food literacy in Ontario

Ontario PCs want to add food literacy to the province’s proposed Local Food Act. The MPP bringing forward the amendment to the act says that in his party’s consultations with industry stakeholders, the PCs found that food literacy was a … Continue reading

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