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Coverage of food since June 12, 2024.

Podcast: The Todd Veinotte Show June 13th, 2024

"...Hour 1: Wayne MacKay, Law professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, joins Todd to discuss how a Nova Scotia judge has dismissed charges against two people accused of harassing the province's chief medical officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the case took too long to get to trial. Shannon Kaupp, a member of the Association of Nova Scotia Midwives, shares a growing concern as the number of newborns in Nova Scotia without a family doctor is climbing, raising concerns about the health of newborns and their parents. Nick Jennery, Director of Feed Nova Scotia, shares how more Nova Scotians are seeking help at food banks than ever..."

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Pest and Pathogen Threats to Food Security

"...Pests and pathogens impacting essential agricultural products pose a significant threat to the future of food security. Critical food sources are at risk worldwide due to pest and pathogen attacks. 1Globalization increases the risk of invasive pest and pathogen species, which can rapidly take hold in regions with crop plants already subject to significant climate stressors..."

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Navigating the EV Transition: 4 Emerging Impacts on Auto Manufacturing Jobs

"...As momentum for electric vehicles accelerates in the U. S. , a skilled and trained auto manufacturing workforce will be necessary for a successful transition..."

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Stock market today: Global shares are mixed as US price data raise hopes for a Fed rate cut

"...As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its main interest rate steady on Wednesday following its latest policy meeting. And Treasury yields dropped after a report on inflation showed U. S..."

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City of Ottawa hiring consultants to study how nearby developments could affect Central Experimental Farm

"...The City of Ottawa will be hiring consultants to study how building up developments near the Central Experimental Farm could affect the farmlands..."

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Calgary brewers putting beer on hold to help conserve water

"...Who doesn't need a good pint on a hot day? But as major water main repair operations continue in Calgary, local brewers are doing their part to reduce their water consumption..."

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B.C. wildfire evacuees eligible for accommodation money

"...In an update on the province's wildfire season, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Bowinn Ma shared that after feedback from last year's record-breaking wildfire season, evacuees will now be able to choose their own lodging and receive the money via Interac e-Transfer..."

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3-week-old baby skunks under care after being separated from mother

"...That means blocking denning sites, properly storing food waste and installing motion-sensitive lights work better for living alongside skunks than relocating them, which breaks up families, putting baby skunks at risk..."

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How a Vancouver advocate tells the story of climate change

"...What were some of the lessons from this project?Growing up in a world on fire leaves many of us feeling afraid. Some campaigners worry that using marketing industry tactics will dilute key values messaging and appear manipulative. Many activists find it hard to see storytelling as action..."

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Severe thunderstorms coming to Manitoba could produce large hail, isolated tornado: ECCC

"...A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for a portion of southwestern Manitoba. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued the watch Wednesday afternoon for areas including Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry, Dauphin, Russell and Roblin. A warning was issued for a small area which included the Municipality of Russel-Binscarth..."

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'Shaken up and traumatized': Triplet cubs arrive at Manitoba rescue after mother killed by poacher

"...A Manitoba black bear rescue has taken in triplet cubs after their mother was shot and killed by a poacher. Judy Stearns, owner of Black Bear Rescue Manitoba, said the two males and one female were found south of Swan River, Man. earlier this week..."

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Edmonton courthouse briefly evacuated after fire alarm

"...Atlanta police had barely finished briefing the community about a shooting inside a downtown food court Tuesday afternoon when calls began to come in about a bus hijacking..."

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Recommended Reading

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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.

Quaker R&D Sr. Scientist - 1 year contract

"...Design and execute experiments following good scientific protocol, and analyze/interpret data to make..."

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Food Services Diet Technician (EOI)

"...A prized fishing and water sports destination in the heard of the island..."

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ADMN O 27R - Senior Program Developer, Indigenous Food Systems

"...Foods (the Ministry) newly created Indigenous Partnerships and Reconciliation Branch (IPR) is responsible for working with Ministry teams and Executive to coordinate reconciliation initiatives..."

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Food and Beverage Supervisor

"...This individual is to ensure proper training and supervision of all associates in banquets to deliver..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food.

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Ag Policy Connection Ep. 12 Reducing methane while raising more cattle in the real world

Duration: 46:31

"...Methane emissions from cattle have received plenty of mainstream attention over the past decade, with calls to eat less beef often not accounting for the carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits of producing highly-nutritious food on grasslands..."

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RealAg on the Weekend: Trilateral trade meeting, herbicide layering, and the Beef Market Update, May 25, 2024

Duration: 39:44

"...Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekends show, with host Shaun Haney: What was discussed at the trilateral trade meeting with Canada, the US and Mexico; What would you ask Stephanie Beck, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada to do? Hear the Beef Market Update. ..."

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RealAg Radio: Impact of capital gain changes, risk management, and the increasing protectionism, May 17, 2024

Duration: 53:51

"...Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! Shaun Haney is then joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture and Tyler McCann with Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute for the RealAg Issues Panel..."

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Ag Policy Connection Ep. 9 What should carry the most weight in deciding how land gets used?

Duration: 50:44

"...There are many priorities that influence how land is used the need for housing and economic development often drives the conversion of farmland and natural habitat into urban or suburban landscapes, but food security, productivity, biodiversity, crop or livestock prices, renewable energy policy, and of course, NIMBYism are among the many factors that can. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food.

Tiny Texas Houses pioneer digs personal lake & crafts village around it

"...Kittels system doesnt just irrigate his food forest, but given his location on the site of a former foundry, the plants, like cattails, also clean and filter the water..."

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Circular design for food: six short stories

"...This collection of six short stories screened at the COP28 Future Economy Forum Pavilion Cinema Club will take you on a regenerative production journey, from Africa and Latin America to India and the United Kingdom, and will explore how, by applying circular design strategies, we can create a food system that builds biodiversity and soil health, delivers clean air and water, and positively contributes to tackling climate 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 thats positive for nature and our climate

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

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Academic Research

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

Agrobacterium and biolistic mediated genetic transformation of mungbean cultivar Samrat using embryogenic explant

"...Mungbean, a socioeconomically important legume, is a key player in the pursuit of food security and sustainable agriculture demanding attention for developing a highly efficient transformation system to support functional genomics and translational research..."

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Determinants of smallholder farmers? adaptation to the effects of climate extremes: evidence from Legambo district in northcent

"...In Ethiopia's drought-prone regions, vulnerable smallholder rural communities' farming systems are seriously threatened by climate change and extreme weather events..."

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Use of biochar as a sustainable agronomic tool, its limitations and impact on environment: a review

"...Environmentally, biochar?s ability to degrade organic pollutant as well as sequester carbon makes it a very attractive addition to sustainable agriculture..."

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Uncovering regional disparities in nutrient efficiency and food waste: a geospatial analysis of Iranian households

"...Promoting food consumption patterns based on a sustainable future in low-income households is important in reducing food waste, particularly in light of global population growth..."

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The impact of mortality salience on environmental concerns and diet intentions: the moderating role of political orientation an

"...In this study, the impact of COVID-19 mortality salience on climate change attitudes and behaviors was examined, considering political orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) as moderators..."

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Sustainable transition in the fertilizer industry: alternative routes to low-carbon fertilizer production

"...Agriculture is a focus point where sustainable transition is required to correlate a balance between food supply and demand through introducing environment-friendly agricultural inputs or organic/industrial-derived wastes with low-carbon footprint to increase the circularity of the materials and focusing on low-carbon-targeted technology developments to lower the ecological footprint of the current technologies employed in fertilizer industry..."

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Species diversity and extinction risk of vertebrate pollinators in India

"...However, the vital role of pollination is being progressively eroded by the worldwide decline of pollinator species caused by human-induced environmental degradation, resulting in rising costs to biodiversity, agriculture, and economy..."

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Fe Oxides?Eggshell Composites: Development, Characterization, and Oxytetracycline Adsorption Test

"...The findings of the present work contribute to the development of a circular economy by reducing waste generation, minimizing the consumption of natural resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while improving environmental protection..."

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Effects of no-till on upland crop yield and soil organic carbon: a global meta-analysis

"...Aims No tillage (No-till, NT), a form of conservation agricultural management, can improve food security and alleviate world climate change by influencing crop yield and soil organic carbon (SOC), but the effects of NT on crop yields and SOC and the major factors which influence these effects remain poorly understood..."

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Valorization of liquid digestate from wastewater and microalgae: a promising proposal for nutrient recovery in hydroponic syste

"...Therefore, this review article seeks to elucidate the factors associated with the anaerobic co-digestion of wastewater and microalgae, focusing on the valorization of liquid digestate in hydroponics, while also listing economic and circular economy factors..."

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