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Coverage of food systems since October 11, 2021.

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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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Municipal election, North Saanich's OCP review among stories looming in 2022

"...Council instead asked staff to advance work on a draft OCP based on five themes including agriculture and local food systems, marine and natural systems, climate action, healthy communities, and jobs, but not housing and affordability, the last issue likely being the greatest cause of controversy..."

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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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North Okanagan meat drive steered toward OKIB, producers

"...Ten homes were lost. So was the popular and important Little Kingdom Grocery Store, the only such store on Westside Road. Today, more homes remain under evacuation alert due to threat of floods and landslides..."

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Ontario And BC Couples Named As Canada's 2021 Outstanding Young Farmers

"..."We kept the shelves stocked completely of all staple items. We didn't run out of anything. And that's a testament to the short chain between our farm and farms that we know of and our customers..."

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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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COP26: Key outcomes for food, forests, land use and nature in Glasgow

"...Food systems – despite the growing recognition of their role as both a source of and solution to climate change – were not so prominently featured on the agenda.  ..."

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New FAO analysis reveals carbon footprint of agri-food supply chain

"...8 November 2021Climate and EnvironmentFood processing, packaging, transport, household consumption and waste disposal are pushing the food supply chain to the top of the greenhouse gas emitters list, according to a  new study led by the UN agriculture agency, presented on Monday at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow..."

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LETTER: Community plan should avoid urban sprawl

"...Our future OCP must focus on the need to avoid urban sprawl/agricultural land use conflicts, enhance food security and expand food system economic opportunities. Council needs to address unpredictable climate, increased pest resistance, and declining, increasingly expensive water and energy supplies. The current pandemic has added urgent emphasis to these needs..."

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Norfolk County sheep farm recognized for reducing their carbon footprint

"...Woolley's Lamb recently received the United Nations Food Systems Award for Best Small Business, one of 50 winners globally..."

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UN chief urges lifesaving transformation of food systems

"...And as hunger, undernourishment, and obesity are on the rise, the economic impacts of COVID-19 “have made a bad situation even worse”, he said, noting that the pandemic has left an additional 140 million people “unable to access the food they need”..."

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WHO: Global health community prescribes climate action for COVID recovery

"...Based on a growing body of research confirming numerous and inseparable links between climate and health, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health spells out that transformational action in every sector, from energy, transport and nature to food systems and finance is needed to protect people..."

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Jobs in food systems

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Social Planner I - Social Infrastructure Food Systems - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through..."

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Community Food Security Coordinator - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Working with the community and GWFC to identify food security needs and issues, providing support and facilitation to increase skills and capacities of residents and organizations to plan and implement community food security and food sovereignty projects and initiatives..."

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Social Planner II - Social Infrastructure Food Systems - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Works within the City’s processes for planning and development (including rezoning and development permit processes), legal agreements (leases and licenses) and capital granting to support the delivery of social infrastructure and food systems requirements..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food systems.

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RealAg Radio, Dec 8: Sustainability in food systems, efficiency, and being outstanding

Duration: 54:58

"...On this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Mary Shelman, of Shelman Consulting, on sustainability food systems from a consulting standpoint; John Raines, new CEO of TELUS Agriculture joins the show for a TELUS product spotlight; Jenny Butcher, recent winner of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers; and, Your host Shaun Haney wraps up the. ..."

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TIL about farming a warmer planet

Duration: 14:44

"...Over the last fifty years, our world has made remarkable progress in reducing hunger around the world..."

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Sustainable Food Stories featuring Gunhild Stordalen

Duration: 29:36

"...In episode six of the Sustainable Food Stories podcast series, Patrick Holden is joined by Gunhild Stordalen, founder and executive chair of the EAT Foundation and one of the world’s leading environmentalists and food campaigners..."

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Sustainable Food Stories featuring Anna Jones

Duration: 27:04

"...In the opening episode of our new podcast series, Patrick Holden is joined by vegetarian cook and bestselling author, Anna Jones.  The conversation begins by exploring a question that is on the minds of many, ‘what should I eat to be healthy and sustainable?’..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food systems.

Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for 👥 and 🌎

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Regenerative Farming in Kenya | Circular food systems in East Africa 1/5

"...In this film, hear from two innovative farms in Kenya as they demonstrate how their regenerative farming practices have had a beneficial impact on nature and rural communities, while at the same time helping combat biodiversity loss and climate change..."

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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 systems relevant to the latest news.

Managing food at urban level through water?energy?food nexus in India: A way towards holistic sustainable development

"...The study identified six parameters under two categories, namely city region food systems (urban/peri-urban agriculture, green roof technology, urban farmers market) and managing food wastes (reducing food wastes, compost from waste, energy from wastes)..."

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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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Introduction to the symposium: seed as a commons?exploring innovative concepts and practices of governing seed and varieties

"...This Symposium explores how the theory of commons can be used to study, conceptualize and transform governance models for seed and plant varieties to counter ongoing trends towards agrobiodiversity loss and concentration of economic and political power in farming and food systems..."

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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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Small-scale biogas facilities to enhance nutrient flows in rural Africa?relevance, acceptance, and implementation challenges in

"...There, organic residues are transformed to biogas utilized for light and cooking and bioslurry, a nutritious organic fertilizer and source of organic matter..."

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Agroecology and nutritional health: A comparison of agroecological farmers and their neighbors in the Ecuadorian highlands

"...Agroecology-based famers' networks may thus hold promise for integrating nutritional health priorities into sustainable food systems..."

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Strategies of Land Use in the Regional Food Systems of Russia Under Climate Change

"...The article describes a method for determining the targeted directions of the land use strategy in the regional agri-food systems of Russia under climate change, algorithm, and mathematical model to substantiate an effective land use strategy..."

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Geo-Big Data in Digital Augmentation and Accelerating Sustainable Agroecosystems

"...At the same time, agri-food systems transformation marching towards economically viable and ecologically sustainable options for healthy people and a healthy planet..."

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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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The Potato of the Future: Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Agri-food Systems

"...Food security has four dimensions: food availability, food access, food use and quality, and food stability..."

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Citizen-Driven Food System Approaches in Cities

"...Our food system contributes to this disruption as it is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions..."

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