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Food

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News and Opinion

Coverage of food since January 12, 2022.

New vaccine requirements could impact food supply in Canada

"...One food supply expert says we could see bare shelves and higher food prices..."

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Truckers call Ottawa's apparent vaccination flip-flop

"...One expert says it could compromise Canada's food security, while Jean-Marc Picard, the executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, calls it “another curveball to the industry. ”..."

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New Brunswick reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths, more than 100 people in hospital

"...Level 3 restrictions include the following:Single-household bubbleNo indoor public gatheringsShutting down gyms, spas and entertainment centresRestaurants can operate on take-out and delivery onlyEncouraged use of contactless curbside pickup and/or designate one person from the household to go shopping if feasible to reduce contactsFaith venues can hold outdoor, virtual or in-car services onlyOrganized sports not permittedOrganized sports and all other organized activities are not permitted with people outside a single-household bubbleOutdoor exercise or activities like skiing, skating or snowmobiling are permitted, as long as Public Health measures are followed and you are within your single-household bubbleLodges and other facilities that support outdoor sport must not exceed 50 per cent capacity and must not permit food or drink to be consumed indoors. The province also says at-home learning will be extended for another week. Students are set to return to classrooms on Jan..."

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Scoular Opens New High Speed Flax Processing Plant on the Prairies

"...He says he logically can view the next step as being extra value added processing like the oil sector..."

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"Largest-ever" fish breeding colony may contain up to 60 million nests

"...Two camera systems have been left in place to observe the colony until a research vessel is able to return to the site, which should be sometime in April. It is hoped that the team's findings will support the establishment of a Marine Protected Area. "The idea that such a huge breeding area of icefish in the Weddell Sea was previously undiscovered is totally fascinating," said the lead scientist, deep-sea ecologist Autun Purser..."

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An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world's largest fish breeding ground

"..."It is also significant. The extent of the biomass is to me at least unexpected. And the extent to which the fish change the bottom structure of sediment creates [a] habitat for a community that ripples up the foodweb to support a huge variety of species," he added..."

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Vaccine Mandate Still On For Canadian Truckers Says Federal Government

"...The Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations say up to 26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular cross-border trips will be sidelined as a result of the mandate, adding further bottlenecks and potential price hikes to the flow of goods ranging from food to medical devices..."

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Four ways to increase biodiversity in your own backyard

"...In the last several years, major flooding, extreme weather and wildfires have propelled climate change into the mainstream. But despite our increased awareness of environmental issues, the vitally important topic of biodiversity loss has received comparatively little attention. Biodiversity is the incredible variety in organisms on our planet, including the diversity between individuals, species and ecosystems..."

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Global biodiversity project in Guelph receives $24 million in federal funding

"...“BIOSCAN will inventory multicellular species, probe their interactions and dynamics, and enable researchers to help protect natural resources, ecosystems and human health,” the U of G said. These projects include work in Costa Rica to examine the advantages of organic pineapple farming on insects and birds. A study is also being done with researchers in Ghana to help control malaria-carrying mosquitoes..."

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FCC Economists Identify Five Trends To Watch In 2022

"...Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) economics team is forecasting what’s in store for Canada’s agriculture and food industry in 2022..."

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UBC is committed to pursuing an ambitious climate action agenda

"...With the release of these plans, UBC has pledged to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 for both campuses and continue to play a leadership role in addressing the climate emergency..."

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Work to Grow: A Vision to Reduce and Repurpose Waste in Newfoundland Nature Canada

"...About 400,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown out every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, and 3F Waste Recovery, a startup of 11 people in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, wants to decrease that number. The three F’s in the company’s name stand for farm, fish and forestry — the main areas in which they’re trying to reduce waste..."

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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.

Project Engineer

"...0), packaging equipment systems, blending equipment systems (dry and/or liquids), food manufacturing processes..."

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Camp Food Services Coordinator

"...Food Services Coordinator Kids Cancer Care The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in..."

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Operations Supervisor

"...Post Graduate degree or graduate level courses in Agriculture related discipline preferred Experience in a..."

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Assistant Professor of Teaching

"...Food, Nutrition and Health Program | Associate Dean Academic Portfolio | Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Christine Scaman) Posting End Date February 1, 2022 Note: Applications will be accepted..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food.

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No surprise: Inflation tops the list for trends to watch in 2022

Duration: 13:03

"...One of the conversations in the first few weeks of the new year often ask the question “What should I be paying attention to?” Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has released its list of the top 5 economic trends for Canadian agriculture and food to watch in 2022..."

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Managing cover crops in a dry Ontario spring

Duration: 13:10

"...Cover crops deliver significant soil health and ground cover benefits, but they can often cause spring headaches when growers fail to kill them off in advance of corn and soybean planting..."

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Sustainable Food Stories featuring Andy Cato

Duration: 30:54

"...In this latest episode, Patrick Holden is joined by Andy Cato, musician and farmer..."

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Collaboration between parties is key moving forward with Standing Committee on Agriculture

Duration: 12:33

"...Kody Blois, Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, N. S. , was recently named chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in the House of Commons..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food.

S3:E4: When There Isn’t a Simple Answer with Prof. Dennis McLaughlin

"...Most of the students in Professor Dennis McLaughlin’s course 1. 74 Land, Water, Food, and Climate come to it with established opinions on some very controversial topics: whether GMOs are safe, whether climate change is real (and really human-induced), whether organic agriculture is preferable to conventional agriculture, and whether it’s better for land to be worked by individual farmers or by larger corporations..."

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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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Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 2

"...When these soil organism functional groups are in balance and working together, they contribute to ecosystem resiliency that allows the ecosystem to bounce back after a disturbance like a flood or drought as well as resist the negative impacts of these disturbances..."

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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.

Has the European Union entered a bioeconomy transition? Combining an output-based approach with a shift-share analysis

"...Moreover, the EU Green Deal announced in 2019 targets a transition towards a low-carbon sustainable model of growth, food and energy security, biodiversity and natural resource management, where it is envisaged that the bioeconomy will play a key role..."

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Cooperation mechanisms for a competitive, sustainable food supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

"...Given that consumers in this industry are aware of the negative consequences of GHG emissions, such as global warming and climate change, members of the food supply chain should consider mechanisms to reduce GHG emissions..."

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Getting to the bottom of food waste: identifying obstacles to effective circular economy practices in a Thai semi-urban context

"...Although the share of reused or recycled municipal solid waste (MSW) in Thailand has been increasing over the past years, 65% of MSW still ends up in landfills or is burnt or dumped outside the municipal waste management system according to data from 2018..."

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Exploring the potential of vermicompost as a sustainable strategy in circular economy: improving plants? bioactive properties a

"...Vermicompost has the potential to be used in a variety of ways in the circular economy, including for agricultural sustainability, managing waste, pollutant remediation, biogas production and animal feed production..."

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Provisioning ecosystem services related with oak (Quercus) systems: a review of challenges and opportunities

"...Then, the provisioning ecosystem services related with oak systems are reviewed, including: (1) oak?s agroforestry and silvopasture systems for the production of food, pasture, and additional products; (2) browsing of oak leaves and acorns by livestock; (3) harvesting of oak wood for timber; (4) cork oak stripping, and the uses of cork; (5) acorn-based foods and beverages; and (6) others uses, such as the production of medicines and extraction of tannins for the leather industry..."

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Modern Smallholders: Creating Diversified Livelihoods and Landscapes in Indonesia

"...Recent research in Indonesia used a household survey of a stratified sample of smallholders (n?=?240) in eight villages (five districts) to obtain data of smallholders? income and the relative importance of agroforestry..."

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The health, environmental, and economic dimensions of future dietary transitions in Argentina

"..., GHG emissions, total land occupation, cropland use, fossil energy use, freshwater consumption, and the emission of eutrophying pollutants)..."

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Toxicants, entanglement, and mitigation in New England?s emerging circular economy for food waste

"...Drawing on research with food waste recycling facilities in New England, this paper explores a fundamental tension between the eco-modernist logics of the circular economy and the reality of contemporary waste streams..."

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Food waste management in the retail sector: challenges that hinder transition to circular economy

"...For this purpose, the study aims to investigate the challenges encountered in the inability to evaluate food wastes in the retail sector within the framework of circular economy to highlight retailer markets to have effective waste management policies..."

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Recent Advances in PGPR and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Drought Stress Resistance

"...Increased severity of droughts, due to anthropogenic activities and global warming, has imposed a severe threat on agricultural productivity..."

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Natural Fibre Insulation Materials: Use of Textile and Agri-food Waste in a Circular Economy Perspective

"...In building construction, the demand for products with low environmental impact ? in line with the Green Deal challenge of the European Community ? is growing, but the building market is still mostly oriented towards traditional products, missing the many opportunities for using waste materials from existing industrial production..."

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