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Coverage of food since November 23, 2023.

Expansion to Calgary's composting facility sees costs balloon 75%

"...The current composting facility opened in 2017 and is now processing volumes above its capacity of 100,000 metric tons of food and yard waste per year..."

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COP28: Canadian ranchers to argue meat should stay on the menu

"...“We realize that methane is a big problem. We're doing a lot of research right now. ”Ten per cent of Canada’s GHGs come from crop and livestock production, according to the federal government (not including fossil fuels or fertilizer)..."

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Saskatchewan leaders head to Dubai for climate change conference Globalnews.ca

"...The second week will focus on sustainable agriculture and food systems. Events will cover Saskatchewan's impact in potash, grains, pulse production and how the province can ensure food security. Regina Mayor Sandra Masters will also be in attendance..."

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23 candidates search for breakthrough in Scarborough Southwest byelection

"...A fresh perspective including his advocacy at City Hall, is what he said voters are responding to at the door. “The same thinking that got us into this mess, isn't going to be what gets us out of it,” said Rupasinghe. But candidate Suman Roy said he thinks what voters are really looking for is someone who takes the ward's issues into account before making any decisions..."

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Kitchener Centre votes: A closer look at the candidates in Thursday's election Globalnews.ca

"...Global News spoke with three of the four candidates from the parties who hold seats at Queen’s Park in an attempt to provide voters with a small portion of their platform ahead of voting day. NDP candidate Debbie Chapman, Green candidate Aislinn Clancy and Liberal candidate Kelly Steiss were all asked a handful of questions ahead of election day, while PC candidate Rob Elliott was unavailable for an interview. What is the biggest issue facing Kitchener Centre?Chapman said she has been knocking on doors throughout the community and has learned that the cost of rent has been a constant complaint..."

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Scientists urged to prioritize creating value-based communication framework

"...Professor of Science Communication at the University of Georgia, Dr Alexa Lamm, has urged scientists who communicate about food and agriculture to prioritize creating value-based messages..."

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The Fisheries for Communities Gathering 3.0 – Summary Report (2023)

"...Fisheries bring a wealth of value to coastal communities, delivering healthy, sustainable seafood, widespread economic benefits, and a connection to local ecosystems. However, over the past several decades, Pacific fisheries have suffered due to federal policies that shift the benefits of fishing away from harvesters and their communities, and toward vertically integrated national and foreign companies and speculative investors..."

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B.C.’s soon-to-be ban on certain plastics feeds entrepreneurial boom

"...Co-founder of company offering sustainable foodware products welcomes Dec. 20 ban Wolf DepnerNov. 28, 2023 11:30 a..."

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B.C. holiday parties being scaled back this year due to impact of inflation, interest rates

"...“We see that in restaurants too, same trend. People are going out but they’re maybe sharing an appetizer, having a glass of wine. They’re not having a bottle of wine and a full-on meal,” explains Ian Tostenson, president/Ceo of the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association..."

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Zebra mussels found in Clear Lake, Man., raising concerns about spread of invasive species

"...Now that they're in Clear Lake, there is concern for lakes both inside and outside Riding Mountain park. “As far as we know, Clear Lake is now the most western lake in Canada to be invaded with zebra mussels, and we don't want them to spread westward,” Higgins said, adding it's even more important now that Parks Canada continue its stringent boating protocols to contain the spread. He said water bodies with higher calcium make it harder for the mussels to thrive..."

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Chicken Poop for the Soul

A Year in Search of Food Sovereignty

"...A story of success, failure and determination, which is guaranteed to make you laugh..."

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The Business Romantic

Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself

"... In this smart, playful, and provocative book, one of today's most original business thinkers argues that we underestimate the importance of romance in our lives and that we can find it in and through business—by designing products, services, and experiences that connect us with something greater than ourselves. ..."

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On Food and Cooking

On Food and Cooking

"...On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating..."

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Jobs in food

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Field Coordinator I

"...70 CAD Monthly Posting End Date December 10, 2023 Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM..."

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Talent Acquisition & Development Senior Manager

"...The Company turns leaf, yard and food waste into sustainable soils and mulches, biosolids into fertilizers, wood waste into a wide array of products, and turns grease trap waste into..."

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Bagging Operator - Night Shift

"...dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals..."

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Sales Representative

"...To do so, we work with partner farmers, artisans, and neighbourhood pick-up points..."

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Podcasts

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Plant protein and ingredient sector sets sights on $25 billion goal

Duration: 14:42

"...Protein Industries Canada has released “The Road to $25 Billion,” an updated roadmap for Canada’s ingredient manufacturing, food processing, and bio-products sector, which includes a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2035..."

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Soybean School: Fighting field bindweed

Duration: 2:01

"...Field Bindweed is a heavily-vined, troublesome weed that can cause growers headaches when it gains a foothold in soybean fields..."

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Gigi Berardi: Eating Well, Eating Wisely (re-broadcast)

Duration: 29:00

"...For many, along with all that good cheer, the holidays bring a bunch of food-related conundrums: what to bring to the pot luck, what to eat and not eat at the company party, what gifts to buy for our culinary-focused friends and family, and how to be ecologically responsible without compromising taste..."

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CAFTA sounds alarm on trade fallout from supply management bill before Senate

Duration: 13:34

"...The Canadian agriculture exporters' lobby group is saying no to proposed legislation it says could seriously undermine the country's trade interests..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food.

Emission Reduction Now – Founder Series

"...This innovative tool empowers individuals to lower their food greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint by providing real-time carbon "foodprint" insights and timely nudges, triggering behavioral change..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about food relevant to the latest news.

Why Small-Scale Circular Agriculture Is Central to Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? The Ca

"...Employing ethnographic methods?comprising field observations, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions?the research assesses the ecological and economic advantages of five circular agriculture systems (mixed cropping, mixed livestock-crop farming, agroforestry, crop rotation, and cover cropping) across five communities in Ghana?s Ashanti Region..."

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Toward climate-resilient and biodiverse agriculture in the Mediterranean region: experiences and perceptions of farmers engaged

"...The adoption of intensive conventional practices generates negative outcomes, such as increased greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, and degradation of land, water, and ecosystems..."

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Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles for Fertilizer Applications in Agriculture

"...These biologically derived NPs may enhance the productivity of agroecosystems by acting as nanofertilizers, nanoplant growth promoters, nanopesticides, nanoherbicides, nanonutrient carriers, etc..."

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Forecasting enteric methane emission using autoregressive integrated moving average and Holt?Winters time series models in Sout

"...Results showed that methane emissions from enteric fermentation by livestock in Pakistan and India will pose a significant risk on climate and global warming..."

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Mountain agropastoralism: traditional practices, institutions and pressures in the Indian Trans-Himalaya of Ladakh

"...Ladakh?s agropastoral practices, rooted in local ecological knowledge, face challenges from socio-economic changes, risking climate resilience, ecosystem degradation, cultural loss and food security for agropastoral communities and broader societal contexts..."

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Plant Nanonutrients for Sustainable Agriculture

"...As the world?s population is increasing day by day, there is clear demand to increase crop productivity immensely for global food security..."

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Smart and Sustainable Food Production Technologies

"...The chapter provides an overview of various smart and sustainable food production technologies, including precision agriculture, vertical farming, aquaponics, and blockchain-based traceability systems..."

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Optical Materials for Sensing Radioactive Elements

"...To meet the current energy requirement, nuclear energy is one of the important resources..."

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Sustainable Valorization of Waste from Mango Processing Sector

"...Further, biowaste streams can be properly managed by using biorefinery for development of value added products such as bioenergy, biofuel, etc..."

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Improvement of nutritional quality of food crops with fertilizer: a global meta-analysis

"...Providing the world?s population with sufficient and nutritious food through sustainable food systems is a major challenge of the twenty-first century..."

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Sustainable (Re)Development in Post Industrial City Regions Centering Circular Systems of Food, Energy, Water, and Waste: A Cas

"...This paper describes a framework that evaluates the Food Energy Water (FEW) Nexus across scales from Region (Great Lakes Megaregion), to State (Michigan), to the City of Detroit to illuminate issues of equity and access across FEW domains while aiming to leverage circular systems towards more just and sustainable urban futures..."

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