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Food Supply

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Coverage of food supply since November 24, 2021.

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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Staffing problems abound for public services across Canada as Omicron spreads

"...From cities struggling to keep enough emergency responders on duty to staffing shortages hampering the Canadian food supply chain, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant is hampering the ability of public services to operate at full capacity across Canada..."

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Minister Bibeau Lists Drought, B.C. Flooding as Big Ag Stories in 2021

"..."Obviously my colleagues with the Canadian Armed Forces, and (Department of) Transportation as well, to look after direct support to the farmers in terms of more boots on the ground to support them, but also to strengthen our food supply chain which, once again, demonstrated to be resilient, but we will then have to go through the recovery phase. There is a lot of work to be done. "..."

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How recycling food could help save the planet

"...By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that the fight against climate change requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, but what about all stomachs? A wave of innovative new upcycled products indicates growing corporate buy-in for diverting all manner of edible waste—leftovers, discarded produce, even invasive species—away from landfills and back onto our plates. Companies cashing in on the zero-waste trend are both monolith and mini: take the juice giant Ocean Spray, which in 2020 rolled out Cranberry Seeds, a new offering that upcycles a key ingredient into a nutritional product; or Montreal’s Wilder Harrier, which repurposes the noted ecosystem nuisance of Asian carp into dinners—for dogs. Who says consumption is always bad for the environment?..."

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Flood damage disrupts supply for Greater Victoria food banks

"...The Goldstream Food Bank warehouse is seen in this November photo. Food banks across Greater Victoria are feeling the impacts of supply chain issues exasperated by last month’s flooding, but some have managed to avoid the worst thanks to a mixture of luck and early planning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)..."

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Food Prices Expected To Increase In 2022

"...Canada’s Food Price Report 2022 focuses on COVID-19-related disruptions to the food supply chain, climate change and adverse weather effects, labour force challenges, high inflation, and food transportation challenges..."

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Manitoba's Hog Sector Dealing With A Case Of Variant Influenza

"...This human influenza A(H1N2)v appears to be an isolated case. The current assessment is that there is no increased risk to Manitobans, Canadians or the food supply chain at this time..."

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Poor communication, missed opportunities led to wetland capping failure at Muskrat Falls: AG

"...It was a move designed to reduce methylmercury contamination in the food supply. But the Auditor General faulted a lack of communication in government leading to missed opportunities to get the work done. NTV's Michael Connors reports..."

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‘No small feat’: B.C. fishing guides rescue monster sturgeon stranded in flood-stricken Fraser Valley

"...“What really impacts them is the food supply. So with an event like this, the impact to the habitat they use, where their food grows…so impact to survival would be potentially pretty significant just because of the impact of the habitats that they’re accustomed to finding their food,” Schreier says..."

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Supply chain poll

"...Food supply chain disruptions due to record B. C. flooding following by panic buying quickly emptied grocery story shelves such as this produce aisle in Smithers Safeway..."

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Next Open Dialogue Live to explore sustainable food production systems and food insecurity

"...Zero Hunger, one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by the year 2030 while promoting sustainable agriculture..."

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B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

"...In 2003, the B. C. Liberal government ended the flood plain development control program that had been in place since 1975, which was instituted after the Fraser River flooding of 1972..."

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Pioneering in a niche market: GoodLeaf expands vertical farming to three major cities

Duration: 13:27

"...A new commercial-scale facility from GoodLeaf Farms may help prove the potential of vertical farming..."

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Will government show grazing's good side at the UN Food Systems Summit?

Duration: 12:20

"...A series of three meetings were jointly held last week led by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)..."

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Espen Braathe + Kirk Lombard: Sustainable Seafood

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food supply.

The key to cybersecurity? Controlling chaos. | Freethink

"..."cybersecurity for plants" can stop germs from hacking our food supply ..."

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Beef Industry’s Commitment to Carbon Reduction (w/ Ruaraidh Petre)

"...Essential elements in ensuring the industry meets its targets are grassland management and herd size..."

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Get Real Health: What are GMOs? (w/ Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, SciMoms and Biology Fortified)

"...Learn about the three different categories of GMO foods, where GMOs are found in our food supply, how GMOs are tested, and how GMOs are labeled (or not)..."

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The Threat to Bees and Our Food Supply

"...And it’s not just for food sources; bees also keep the health of wild ecosystems in check by pollinating wildflowers, which in turn maintains biodiversity and a thriving terrestrial biomes..."

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Academic Research

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

Understanding Sustainable Agriculture

"...Globally, food and agricultural production systems are confronted with unprecedented problems due to the increased demand for food due to population growth, increased hunger and malnutrition, unfavourable climate change consequences, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity and food loss and waste..."

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Impacts of Climatic Change and Database Information Design on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Water-Scarce Regions

"...These impacts can trickle down to affect other links in the nexus such as the energy and food supply as well as Tanfeedh plans for economic diversification in agriculture and fisheries proposed by the central government..."

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World Nations Priorities on Climate Change and Food Security

"...Food supply per capita has increased by more than 30% since 1961, this is accompanied by more use of nitrogen fertilizers (showing an increase of about 800%) and water resources for irrigation (with an increase of more than 100%)..."

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Global Resource Flows in the Food System

"...The capability to project resource flows in food supply chains of great importance if the UN Sustainable Development Goals are to be realised and embedded into the global food system..."

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Assessing impacts of COVID-19 on aquatic food system and small-scale fisheries in Bangladesh

"...Community perceptions were elicited to present how the changes felt and how they affected aquatic food system and small-scale fisheries and found devastating impact..."

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Optimal Inventory Share Policy Search for e-Grocery Food Supply Network

"...We are motivated to do this study to decrease food waste in such a food network since management of perishable food products is important owing to their perishable feature..."

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Friend or foe: Stakeholder attitudes towards biodegradable plastic packaging in food waste anaerobic digestion

"...Given increased recognition of food waste as an untapped resource worldwide and the incoming policy mandating separate collections for household and commercial food waste across the EU from 2023, anaerobic digestion is a particularly promising strategy and can make an important contribution to the transition to circular waste management practices..."

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A leverage points perspective on institutions for food security in a smallholder-dominated landscape in southwestern Ethiopia

"...Focusing on a case study in southwestern Ethiopia, we examined (1) recent changes in formal and informal institutions related to food security; (2) the effects of formal and informal institutions on the food system at different levels of systemic depth (i..."

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Impacts of climate change on the livestock food supply chain; a review of the evidence

"...The potential impacts of climate change on current livestock systems worldwide are a major concern, and yet the topic is covered to a limited extent in global reports such as the ones produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change..."

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The Covid-19 pandemic and meat supply chains

"...The Covid-19 pandemic also focused consumer attention on the food system and the nature of food supply chains..."

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Microbial redemption of ?evil? days: a global appraisal to food security

"...Without refute, a sustainable global food security can only be achieved when all folks have physical, social and economic access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient supply of food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for healthy life..."

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Data challenges for future plant gene editing: expert opinion

"...Once compiled, organized and analyzed, these data are capable of providing valuable insights into much of the agri-food supply chain..."

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