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More Canadians in need of food banks: report
The HungerCount is out and its numbers show that more and more people are in need of food banks. According to the 2015 report released by Food Banks Canada [FBC], over 850,000 Canadians, or 2.3 per...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Nov 17th, 2015
Why cities are the future of sustainable food
From the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to farm-to-table dinners to investment co-ops, cities are driving the local food movement. It’s more than just a trend.
Oct 18th, 2015
Let Them Eat Cake? Feeding 9 Billion People
What changes will need to be made to agricultural practices in order to double food production for predicted population growth this century?
Jan 10th, 2013
“You can’t drink the oil, you can’t eat the money”: First Nations women to the Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation
The Nobel Women's Initiative delegation was surprised to find that the federal government had called First Nation grandmothers "enemies of the state."
Oct 16th, 2012
How to eat local forever: lessons on food security gathered from First Nations
The Enbridge oil pipeline would threaten the Aboriginal tradition of living off the land and eating local foods, say members of First Nations communities.
Jan 31st, 2012
Supporting South Africa and Vancouver with food wall gardens
Two of the bigger challenges for families and girls living in rural areas of South Africa’s Limpopo, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces, are food security and basic menstrual supplies. Food...
Jan 24th, 2012
Farmers launch $14.5 billion lawsuit against Conservatives' wheat board closure
Farmers furious at Conservative legislation to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its marketing powers have launched a massive court case.
David P. Ball
Jan 9th, 2012
New study shows Vancouver residents are satisfied with economy, overall quality of life
A new poll from Justason Market Intelligence shows that 77 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied with the economy, and most are happy with their overall quality of life.
Nov 7th, 2011
The need for compassionate capitalism
Its time to bank on compassionate capitalism
Aug 31st, 2011
Launched: Vancouver food security
Food Policy Centre's Food Secure Vancouver Study and Foodtree Media's new Foodtree mobile application had their launch last night at Creekside Community Centre.
Jun 30th, 2011