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Food

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Coverage of food since April 15, 2021.

Pitt Meadows campaigns for more emergency support service volunteers

"...Tasked with aiding locals in the 72 hours following emergencies like fire, flood, and earthquake, the program provides services like short-term lodging, family reunification, food, clothing, and emotional support..."

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Montrealers band together to help victims of Caribbean volcano eruption

"...MONTREAL -- Montrealers are banding together to help victims of a volcano eruption in the Caribbean country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines..."

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Paper Excellence closes Interior mill to invest on coast

"...Last month, citing a recovery in global paper markets, Paper Excellence announced it would bring back online one of the paper machines at its Catalyst paper mill in Powell River meaning a return to work for 200 people..."

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Portage Legion launches 50/50 draw

"...Locations include Portage Supermarket, Pankos Food Centre, The Portage Farmers Market, as well as Legion members. Patrons can pay with cash as well as etransfer..."

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Risky pandemic behaviour off the clock could mean workplace discipline: lawyers

"...CALGARY — Employment lawyers say flouting COVID-19 public health orders when off the job or coming into work while knowingly sick could warrant discipline in the workplace — including termination in the most flagrant cases..."

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Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture

"...One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth study, "Cross-national analysis of food security drivers: comparing results based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale and Global Food Security Index," was recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Food Security..."

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A new guide for communicating plant science

"...Take the food supply, for starters. Climate change and population growth will continue to pose challenges in the future, and crop production will require innovation and progress by plant scientists in order to keep pace. It isn't an overstatement to say that populations around the world will go hungry if plant science stagnates, said Gustavo MacIntosh, a professor in the Roy J..."

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Marshall Veterinary Hospital staff left scrambling after receiving evacuation order

"...The City of Quesnel issued an evacuation order for the property 1927 Dragon Hill Road, where the business Marshall Veterinary Hospital is located, due to the risk of landslide Thursday, April 15. (Marshall Veterinary Clinic Facebook photo)..."

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Plastic-bag bylaw back in effect in Victoria

"...Enforcement of the bylaw, initially adopted in 2018, was suspended in the early days of the pandemic when health officials recommended grocery stores and food retailers not allow customers to use their own bags amid fears that reusable bags could contribute to the spread of the virus..."

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Cockroach calls at highest levels in decades, pest control companies say

"...Move over bed bugs, another critter is steadily becoming the dominant pest in Winnipeg and surrounding area. Pest control experts say they're once again responding to hundreds of calls regarding cockroaches each month, something not seen since the early to mid '90s. “To quantify, we do as many as 300 roach jobs a month,” says Clint Rosevear, who oversees Manitoba and parts of northwestern Ontario for Orkin Canada..."

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US intelligence warns of dire climate consequences that biotech could ease

"...The 156-page “Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World” report, produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC), predicts there will be more extreme storms, droughts and floods, as well as melting glaciers and ice caps. Rising sea levels will also accompany rising temperatures. The impact will disproportionately fall on the developing world and poorer regions and intersect with environmental degradation to create new vulnerabilities and exacerbate existing risks to economic prosperity, food, water, health and energy security..."

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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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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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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.

Manager, Food Safety Quality

"...The essential function of this role is to provide leadership, direction and day-to-day support to operations management to drive..."

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Food Safety Lead - Boucherville Plant - Danone Canada

"...Danone Canada (Boucherville QC): Food Safety Lead Boucherville Plant Mission : Reporting to the Plant Quality Director as part of the plant supervising team, you will lead a small team of unionized employees..."

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Lecturer in Forestry and Land and Food Systems

"...Food Systems Posted March 26, 2021 Applications are invited for a joint Lecturer position in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia..."

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Health and Safety Manager

"...Facilitate the implementation of the OHSMS and Food Safety System throughout the region, working with Operations to ensure ongoing improvement of business processes..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food.

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RealAg Radio, April 13: Strikes, poultry, and all things beneficals

Duration: 54:58

"...Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio..."

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112 Kirsty Saddler, using the power of storytelling and marketing to disrupt the agri food world

Duration: 59:52

"...With Kirsty, Chief Marketing Officer at the New Foundation Farms, we dive into the power of marketing to disrupt the agrifood world..."

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How carbon accounting will play into trade

Duration: 13:41

"...The Trade and Climate Change conference, was held virtually on April 7 to 9, 2021, and was a joint effort of U. S. -based Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI)..."

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RealAg Radio, April 9: Making a cape, resolutions, and more Clark Kents on the issues panel

Duration: 55:08

"...Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food.

Space prepares world for liftoff with Torsten Kriening

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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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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Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 2

"...When these soil organism functional groups are in balance and working together, they contribute to ecosystem resiliency that allows the ecosystem to bounce back after a disturbance like a flood or drought as well as resist the negative impacts of these disturbances..."

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What's happening at #Innovate4Climate 2019: Finding ways to accelerate energy storage solutions

"...This year’s Innovate4climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the energy storage gap..."

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Academic Research

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

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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Divergent effects of drought and nitrogen deposition on microbial and arthropod soil communities in a Mediterranean forest

"...Complex interactions among factors of global change may therefore hinder our ability to predict their effects on soil biodiversity and associated consequences for ecosystem functioning..."

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Traditional food plants of the upper Aswa River catchment of northern Uganda?a cultural crossroads

"...Background In the parkland agroforestry system of northern Uganda, smallholder farming households rely on a diversity of plant species to fulfil their nutritional requirements, many of which also serve a range of medicinal, cultural, and livelihood functions..."

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Recognize fish as food in policy discourse and development funding

"...We argue that the traditional framing of fish as a natural resource emphasizes economic development and biodiversity conservation objectives, whereas situating fish within a food systems perspective can lead to innovative policies and investments that promote nutrition-sensitive and socially equitable capture fisheries and aquaculture..."

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Global warming assessment suggests the endemic Brazilian kelp beds as an endangered ecosystem

"...Considering the restricted range of occurrence (33,000 km2) and intense anthropic activities along these beds, such as trawling fisheries, oil/gas mining, or removal for agricultural purposes, acting synergically with global warming, may drive this ecosystem to collapse faster than kelp species’ ability to adapt..."

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Is urban growing of fruit and vegetables associated with better diet quality and what mediates this relationship? Evidence from

"...Urban agriculture (UA), the growing of fruits and vegetables in urban and peri-urban areas, may improve food security and access, public health and dietary quality on both a broad and personal scale..."

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Development and optimization of an innovative three-stage bioprocess for converting food wastes to hydrogen and methane

"...For this purpose, operating condition optimization in terms of hydrogen and methane generated in this process from food waste was conducted..."

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Design of a Soil-based Climate-Smartness Index (SCSI) using the trend and variability of yields and soil organic carbon

"...Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) has had an increasing role in the agricultural policy arena, as it aims to address climate change mitigation, adaptation and food security goals in an integrated way..."

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Contributions of climate change and human activities to changes in the virtual water content of major crops: An assessment for t

"...Because of the climate-dependent nature of VWC and its vulnerability to human influence, we still have little knowledge to interpret VWC variation regarding the contribution of climate change and human activities..."

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A critical analysis of the food?energy?water nexus in the Kootenai River Basin

"...The paper has applied Food?Energy?Water (FEW) nexus in the Kootenai River Basin?a basin located in greater Columbia River Basin shared by Canada and USA?to explore how the institutional, stakeholders, and environmental aspects are represented within the basin..."

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An Overview of Morpho-Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Responses of Sorghum Towards Heavy Metal Stress

"...This means that it is a metal tolerant, high biomass producing energy crop, and thus can be utilized for phytoremediation..."

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Experimental and numerical investigation on thermoelectric coolers for comparing air-to-water to air-to-air refrigerators

"...It has been determined that a significant portion of the total electrical energy is consumed for different cooling and refrigeration purposes at both domestic and industrial sectors..."

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