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Food Supply

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Coverage of food supply since November 17, 2021.

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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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30 cm of snow expected on Highway 1 by Thursday evening

"...READ MORE: B. C. officials urge residents to prep for more storms, say food supply is stable..."

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B.C. officials urge residents to prep for more storms, say food supply is stable

"...Public Safety Minister said that the incoming atmospheric rivers could prove devastating to already rain-soaked ground, especially for areas that grappled with wildfires and droughts over the summer..."

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Summerland Food Bank benefitted from high school food drive

"...Donations provided help when food supply chains were disrupted John ArendtNov. 24, 2021 10:00 a. m..."

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Canada’s economy won’t prosper without climate change investments

"...MORE: The B. C. floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply ..."

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Kelowna schools collaborate to grow produce for local charities, families

"...To assist with the local food supply chain strained by the aftermath of the BC storm, students at Kelowna’s Central School have teamed up with École KLO Middle School to help grow fresh produce for local charities and families..."

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Grocers, feds vow to keep B.C.'s food supply-chain strong

"...Grocers and governments are vowing that B. C. 's food supply chain will stay strong, in the wake of landslides and highway collapses that have strained the province's supply chain..."

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North Peace MLA urges Northeast B.C. to not

"...North Peace MLA Dan Davies says further stress to the region’s supply chain, which has already been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected due to the floods in southern B. C. , but binge buying isn’t necessary..."

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The B.C. floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply

"...Nathan Sing spoke to Newman about the reverberations of the floods on B. C. ’s food supply, the history of this key piece of farmland and the long-term implications of political inertia toward climate change..."

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CFA Says Feed Needed In BC To Avoid Animal Welfare Catastrophe

"...The flooding has forced many farmers to evacuate with their animals and abandon their food and water supplies. To add onto this, with all major routes into the province being impacted by the flooding, there is little ability to move feed into the province from outside sources. Efforts to re-route ingredients through the US has not proven successful as the infrastructure of those routes has also been compromised..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food supply.

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.

Katie Meinhold - Commercialization of Baobab Fruit Products as Exemplary NTFP: Lessons from Markets

"...Katie Meinhold is with the Sustainable Food Systems Research Centre at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, where the sustainable utilization of wild plants and forest products is one of the research priorities..."

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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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Food integrity in Canada (w/ John Jamieson, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity)

"...Despite the robust nature of our food system, the CCFI, in its 2019 Public Trust Research survey, found that only one in three Canadian consumers believe Canada’s food system is headed in the right direction and another large segment of the population isn’t sure..."

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REFORMATEN Active Food Systems Transformation with Olga Grönvall Lund

"...In 2019 Olga founded Reformaten a people’s movement for a new food system where everyone’s winner - humans, animals, and nature..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about food supply 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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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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Mapping the production-consumption gap of an urban food system: an empirical case study of food security and resilience

"...Though food system evolution and development are grounded in local context, the methods, general findings and circular economy focussed recommendations emanating from the case study, are widely applicable..."

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Does scientific interest in the nature impacts of food align with consumer information-seeking behavior?

"...Global food supply has substantial impacts on nature including environmental degradation from chemicals, greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss through agricultural land conversion..."

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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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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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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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Multi-scale analysis of ecosystem services trade-offs in an ecotone in the Eastern Margin of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

"...Four key ESs including food supply (FS), soil conservation (SC), water conservation (WC), and habitat quality (HQ) in BLJW in 1990, 2002, and 2016 were mapped to analyze the scale effects at the watershed, county, and township scales..."

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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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