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food security

More Canadians in need of food banks: report

The HungerCount is out and its numbers show that more and more people are in need of food banks. According to the 2015 report released by Food Banks Canada [FBC], over 850,000 Canadians, or 2.3 per...

Why cities are the future of sustainable food

From the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to farm-to-table dinners to investment co-ops, cities are driving the local food movement. It’s more than just a trend.

Let Them Eat Cake? Feeding 9 Billion People

What changes will need to be made to agricultural practices in order to double food production for predicted population growth this century?

“You can’t drink the oil, you can’t eat the money”: First Nations women to the Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation

The Nobel Women's Initiative delegation was surprised to find that the federal government had called First Nation grandmothers "enemies of the state."

How to eat local forever: lessons on food security gathered from First Nations

The Enbridge oil pipeline would threaten the Aboriginal tradition of living off the land and eating local foods, say members of First Nations communities.

Supporting South Africa and Vancouver with food wall gardens

Two of the bigger challenges for families and girls living in rural areas of South Africa’s Limpopo, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces, are food security and basic menstrual supplies. Food...

Farmers launch $14.5 billion lawsuit against Conservatives' wheat board closure

Farmers furious at Conservative legislation to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its marketing powers have launched a massive court case.

New study shows Vancouver residents are satisfied with economy, overall quality of life

A new poll from Justason Market Intelligence shows that 77 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied with the economy, and most are happy with their overall quality of life.

The need for compassionate capitalism

Its time to bank on compassionate capitalism

Launched: Vancouver food security

Food Policy Centre's Food Secure Vancouver Study and Foodtree Media's new Foodtree mobile application had their launch last night at Creekside Community Centre.