Category Archives: Health care costs

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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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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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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A steady diet of donuts leads to debt

Premier Christy Clark caused a lot of screeching brakes and other variations of media road rage after Jonathon Fowlie’s Vancouver Sun story describing her going through a red light while driving her son through an abandoned intersection at 5:15 am. … Continue reading

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Cosmetic lawn pesticides not worth the risk

These should be banned. Why poison lawns and municipal waterways (and children who play on lawns) just for the sake of a perfect green look? Cosmetic lawn pesticides not worth the risk, say physicians and nurses surveyed in this article.

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