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Coverage of food since November 28, 2023.

Controversy brewing over possible solar project proposal in East Kootenay Globalnews.ca

"...The Vancouver-based Enterprise Renewables wants to explore just under 5o square kilometres of land north of Cranbrook for the potential environmental impact of a solar facility. It's currently seeking an investigative license to do so, and receiving a flurry of concerns during the public feedback period associated with that. The BC Wildlife Federation is concerned the exploration could affect the winter habits of elk and deer, as well as species like the Lewis' woodpecker and long-billed curlew, which rely on the land for food and nesting..."

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Extracting Coca-Cola: An Environmental History

"...Elmore outlines how Coca-Cola established similar low-cost and low-commitment relationships to source ingredients like caffeine—initially from agricultural giant Monsanto, then from decaf coffee maker General Foods—or to abdicate social responsibility, such as the endless plastic and aluminum waste their products generate. More broadly, the story of Coca-Cola told from a natural resources perspective demonstrates how, like consumer goods and agriculture, food and beverage production at scale was and is an extractive enterprise with substantial social and environmental impact..."

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Expansion to Calgary's composting facility sees costs balloon 75%

"...The current composting facility opened in 2017 and is now processing volumes above its capacity of 100,000 metric tons of food and yard waste per year..."

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The CHFCA is excited to welcome Greenfield Global as a new member

"...Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Greenfield Global is family-owned and operated and has been awarded “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” Platinum-level designation since 2015. Greenfield’s low-carbon ethanol helps industry decarbonize and meet net-zero targets, while its team of researchers and engineers continue to innovate and produce other sustainable fuels and chemicals such as green hydrogen, green methanol, sustainable aviation fuel, and renewable natural gas. The company’s mission statement is to unlock the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet..."

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COP28: Canadian ranchers to argue meat should stay on the menu

"...“We realize that methane is a big problem. We're doing a lot of research right now. ”Ten per cent of Canada’s GHGs come from crop and livestock production, according to the federal government (not including fossil fuels or fertilizer)..."

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Saskatchewan leaders head to Dubai for climate change conference Globalnews.ca

"...The second week will focus on sustainable agriculture and food systems. Events will cover Saskatchewan's impact in potash, grains, pulse production and how the province can ensure food security. Regina Mayor Sandra Masters will also be in attendance..."

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23 candidates search for breakthrough in Scarborough Southwest byelection

"...A fresh perspective including his advocacy at City Hall, is what he said voters are responding to at the door. “The same thinking that got us into this mess, isn't going to be what gets us out of it,” said Rupasinghe. But candidate Suman Roy said he thinks what voters are really looking for is someone who takes the ward's issues into account before making any decisions..."

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Kitchener Centre votes: A closer look at the candidates in Thursday's election Globalnews.ca

"...Global News spoke with three of the four candidates from the parties who hold seats at Queen’s Park in an attempt to provide voters with a small portion of their platform ahead of voting day. NDP candidate Debbie Chapman, Green candidate Aislinn Clancy and Liberal candidate Kelly Steiss were all asked a handful of questions ahead of election day, while PC candidate Rob Elliott was unavailable for an interview. What is the biggest issue facing Kitchener Centre?Chapman said she has been knocking on doors throughout the community and has learned that the cost of rent has been a constant complaint..."

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Scientists urged to prioritize creating value-based communication framework

"...Professor of Science Communication at the University of Georgia, Dr Alexa Lamm, has urged scientists who communicate about food and agriculture to prioritize creating value-based messages..."

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The Fisheries for Communities Gathering 3.0 – Summary Report (2023)

"...Fisheries bring a wealth of value to coastal communities, delivering healthy, sustainable seafood, widespread economic benefits, and a connection to local ecosystems. However, over the past several decades, Pacific fisheries have suffered due to federal policies that shift the benefits of fishing away from harvesters and their communities, and toward vertically integrated national and foreign companies and speculative investors..."

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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

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Technical Sales Representative - Pumps

"...Oil and Gas, Mining, Food and Beverage, Municipal and Pulp and Paper industries..."

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"...• Follow dietitian approved meal plans and modify meals to meet..."

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Assistant Professor

"..., green walls, edible walls, green roofs, ornamental displays, medicinal plants, and rooftop greenhouses and..."

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QA & Regulatory Specialist - Pet

"...Manage supplier compliance and approval program (pet) including ingredients, packaging material and service provider..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food.

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Plant protein and ingredient sector sets sights on $25 billion goal

Duration: 14:42

"...Protein Industries Canada has released “The Road to $25 Billion,” an updated roadmap for Canada’s ingredient manufacturing, food processing, and bio-products sector, which includes a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2035..."

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Soybean School: Fighting field bindweed

Duration: 2:01

"...Field Bindweed is a heavily-vined, troublesome weed that can cause growers headaches when it gains a foothold in soybean fields..."

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Gigi Berardi: Eating Well, Eating Wisely (re-broadcast)

Duration: 29:00

"...For many, along with all that good cheer, the holidays bring a bunch of food-related conundrums: what to bring to the pot luck, what to eat and not eat at the company party, what gifts to buy for our culinary-focused friends and family, and how to be ecologically responsible without compromising taste..."

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CAFTA sounds alarm on trade fallout from supply management bill before Senate

Duration: 13:34

"...The Canadian agriculture exporters' lobby group is saying no to proposed legislation it says could seriously undermine the country's trade interests..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food.

Our Strange Plan To Transform This Industrial Firth

"...The rewilding membership that restores nature across a wide range of ecosystems..."

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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 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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Transitional Tool for Sustainable Food Systems

"...The expansion of the human population, climate change, the depletion of resources, and pollution all present obstacles to the functioning of our food systems, as well as to our capacity to ensure that future generations will have adequate food and nourishment..."

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Why Small-Scale Circular Agriculture Is Central to Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? The Ca

"...Employing ethnographic methods?comprising field observations, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions?the research assesses the ecological and economic advantages of five circular agriculture systems (mixed cropping, mixed livestock-crop farming, agroforestry, crop rotation, and cover cropping) across five communities in Ghana?s Ashanti Region..."

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Smart and Sustainable Food Production Technologies

"...The chapter provides an overview of various smart and sustainable food production technologies, including precision agriculture, vertical farming, aquaponics, and blockchain-based traceability systems..."

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Determining the transformative potential of circular agriculture initiatives

"...Policymakers and scientists regard emerging circular initiatives as levers for transformations towards more sustainable food systems..."

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Mountain agropastoralism: traditional practices, institutions and pressures in the Indian Trans-Himalaya of Ladakh

"...Ladakh?s agropastoral practices, rooted in local ecological knowledge, face challenges from socio-economic changes, risking climate resilience, ecosystem degradation, cultural loss and food security for agropastoral communities and broader societal contexts..."

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Optical Materials for Sensing Radioactive Elements

"...To meet the current energy requirement, nuclear energy is one of the important resources..."

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Plant Nanonutrients for Sustainable Agriculture

"...As the world?s population is increasing day by day, there is clear demand to increase crop productivity immensely for global food security..."

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Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles for Fertilizer Applications in Agriculture

"...These biologically derived NPs may enhance the productivity of agroecosystems by acting as nanofertilizers, nanoplant growth promoters, nanopesticides, nanoherbicides, nanonutrient carriers, etc..."

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Food-Health-Chain: A Food Supply Chain for Internet of Health Things Using Blockchain

"...Foodborne disease is still a major public health concern in both advanced and emerging economies..."

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Sustainable (Re)Development in Post Industrial City Regions Centering Circular Systems of Food, Energy, Water, and Waste: A Cas

"...This paper describes a framework that evaluates the Food Energy Water (FEW) Nexus across scales from Region (Great Lakes Megaregion), to State (Michigan), to the City of Detroit to illuminate issues of equity and access across FEW domains while aiming to leverage circular systems towards more just and sustainable urban futures..."

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A genealogy of sustainable agriculture narratives: implications for the transformative potential of regenerative agriculture

"...Through a genealogical analysis of four prominent sustainable agriculture narratives; organic agriculture, conservation agriculture, sustainable intensification, and agroecology; we consider how regenerative agriculture?s growing momentum can be contextualised within existing narratives and explore the implications this might have for its transformative potential..."

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Toward a Sustainable Food Industry in Asian Countries: The FOODI Project

"...The outcome offered the establishment of nine MSc programmes, ten Vocational Education Training (VET) courses and ten centers of excellence in the Asian universities and a wide network of enterprises that supported students? internships, created a dynamic ecosystem that promotes innovation and guarantees the sustainability of the food industry..."

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