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Coverage of food systems since September 12, 2023.

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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Film screening will lead to panel discussion about regenerative agriculture at Olds College

"...The event will speak to how regenerative agriculture practices can lead to increased functional soil health and how farmers and ranchers can increase their profitability, not just their yield; “how we can all enjoy eating food produced and processed in Alberta that has a higher level of nutrient density, and how these approaches can strengthen rural economic diversity. ”..."

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FAO report reveals hidden costs of agrifood systems

"...The aim is to help decision makers steer global agrifood systems – the whole industry encompassing food and non-food agricultural production - towards greater sustainability. “In the face of escalating global challenges: food availability, food accessibility and food affordability; climate crisis; biodiversity loss; economic slowdowns and downturns; worsening poverty; and other overlapping crises, the future of our agrifood systems hinges on our willingness to appreciate all food producers, big or small, to acknowledge these true costs, and understand how we all contribute to them, and what actions we need to take,” said FAO Director-General Dongyu Qu. Unhealthy diets, emissions and poverty The report found that the biggest hidden costs, more than 70 percent, are driven by unhealthy diets that are high in ultra-processed foods, fats and sugars, leading to obesity and non-communicable diseases, and causing labour productivity losses..."

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Canada pouring $35.5 million into Canadian Foodgrains Bank new food security program

"...Barbara MacDonald, director of international programs with CFGB, said climate change is one of the key drivers of hunger globally. “I think you can imagine that producing enough food for your family and your community becomes significantly more difficult when dealing with unpredictable rainfall, historical levels of drought, floods. And this is especially true when farming and agriculture is your livelihood,'” she said..."

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U of G professor appointed to United Nations Food Security panel Globalnews.ca

"...Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and a geography professor, has been appointed to the steering committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. The panel is governed by a steering committee that consists of 15 of the world's renowned scientists. Each scientist is drawn from research institutions and the public and private sectors, among other constituencies..."

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Shrinking the pet food industry’s carbon footprint, one lab-grown cat treat at a time

"...The industry’s ability to sell off the unusable product to pet food companies is an economic driver that would otherwise become a major cost. “If we took out that revenue stream, the leg of that table would sort of collapse,” Errett says, “because factory farms operate on razor-thin margins as it is, and if they can’t sell all the offcuts or B-meat into pet food, it becomes biohazardous waste, and they would have to pay to have it removed. ”..."

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Province, feds earmark funds to help farmers adapt to climate change

"...Other initiatives already approved for funding through the program include $29,740 for the Irrigation Industry Association of BC to develop water management field days and workshops to prepare agricultural operators across B. C. for drought conditions and train provincial government employees on agricultural water management and $75,000 for livestock drought workshops in drought-affected regions in B..."

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Africa needs to reduce the impact of natural disasters on health systems, experts advise

"...[Marcia Zali]Gathered under the theme Health in Africa, Water, Environment and Food Security, various experts discussed the continent’s healthcare and food systems, aiming to ensure equitable access to sustainable and high-quality healthcare services for all citizens..."

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Fostering Food Security Through Local Cultures

"...The focus of this project has been to explore how people face issues regarding food security. These issues include, but are not limited to: climate extremes as a result of climate change (such as drought, for example), the role of conventional and organic farming, Saskatchewan’s position in the global food market, and the impact COVID-19 has had on people’s worlds of food from personal practices, like canning and family dinners, to local practices, like farmers markets and community dinners. We have been interested in what ways intangible cultural heritage (refresher here!) may shape and/or be shaped by issues in food security..."

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New fund aims to strengthen food security for rural B.C.

"...“British Columbians rely on strong, local food systems and it is imperative that we look at ways to help strengthen our supply chains with new and innovative ideas,” said Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture and Food. “By supporting this sector, we are helping increase food security and affordability, and strengthening local economies throughout B. C..."

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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: VR mapping for lodging risk, low-stress weaning, and the importance of food systems, Aug 15, 2023

Duration: 54:51

"...It's time for Tuesdays with Lyndsey! (Smith, that is)..."

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Policy-makers face challenge of figuring out who's going to pay for sustainability measures

Duration: 34:09

"...When we talk about agriculture and food system sustainability, there are a lot of questions that seem to repeatedly come up, including who needs to collaborate, and who's going to pay for the real-world implementation of sustainability measures..."

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BSE's lasting impact on surveillance, traceability, and Canada's world-class food system

Duration: 7:56

"...Nathan Phinney, now president of the Canadian Cattle Association, was just finished university and ready to ship some fat cattle for a decent pay day when the BSE news hit..."

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The Successors, Ep 10: Breaking down silos, brave choices, and being a nerd for the food system

Duration: 31:16

"...The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food systems.

The digital model that is helping farmers survive climate change effects

"...This ensures farmers create food security for their families and communities toward building a resilient food system for the continent..."

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The Carbon Farming Solution a Major Drawdown, with Eric Toensmeier

"...Eric’s most recent book is The Carbon Farming Solution A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security, backed by supporters through a Kickstarter campaign..."

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Transitioning from conventional to regenerative farming with Gothelney Farm

"...His story illustrates the vital role of farms in redesigning our food system and how regenerative farming practices can have a beneficial impact on nature and people while at the same time helping combat biodiversity loss, climate change and food waste..."

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Academic Research

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

Understanding the intertwined nature of rising multiple risks in modern agriculture and food system

"...The rising environment, social and economic risks such as crop disease outbreaks, climate risk causing natural hazards such as floods, famine, drought, exposure to chemicals, technology risks such as genetically modified crops, and biofuels, food demand disparities, demographic and dietary changes, financial risk, conflict and political unrest, biological diversity loss, psychological factors in long-term decision making, and emerging complexity within agriculture system network are the some of the examples of multiple risks faced by small farmers in developing nations..."

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Longitudinal analysis of home food production and food sharing behavior in Japan: multiple benefits of local food systems and t

"...This home consumption system has the potential to contribute to various global challenges in the form of nature-based solutions which help meet the targets of the sustainable development goals, in particular a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and the promotion of health, well-being and social relations..."

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Modeling of Critical Food Supply Chain Drivers Using DEMATEL Method and Blockchain Technology

"...Results of this study show that the drivers namely ?Shift towards a sustainable food system in India? (D7), ?Social requirements on food security and safety? (D13), and ?Growing attention towards food SCM amidst pandemic Covid-19? (D1) are the top three critical and influential drivers..."

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A leverage points perspective on Arctic Indigenous food systems research: a systematic review

"...Arctic food systems are increasingly challenged by rapid climate change, loss of food security and subsequent weakening of food sovereignty, and destabilization of Indigenous practices..."

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A proposed framework to develop nutrient profiling algorithms for assessments of sustainable food: the metrics and their assump

"...Purpose To holistically assess the sustainability of our global and local food systems, we need methods that combine environmental and nutritional/health dimensions..."

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Challenges for the food industry in controlling the transmission of SARS-CoV-2

"...This article aims to present an updated discussion about the relevant aspects of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in food systems and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic for food industries..."

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Agroecology as a Philosophy of Life

"...Use of the term ?agroecology? has greatly increased over the past few decades, with scholars, civil society actors, and intergovernmental organizations identifying agroecology as a promising pathway for realizing more just and sustainable food systems..."

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The Pathway to China?s Carbon?Neutral Agriculture: Measures, Potential and Future Strategies

"...This paper aims to set forth a possible way for China?s carbon?neutral agriculture, which needs to produce more food with lower emissions, based on an overview of the agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2060..."

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The elements of resilience in the food system and means to enhance the stability of the food supply

"...Three national means to enhance resilience in the Finnish food system included domestic protein crop production, renewable energy production, and job creation measures..."

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Intra-Acting Food Citizenship in Community-Supported Agriculture in Finland

"...Citizens are called upon to become active participants in creating a more sustainable food system..."

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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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Translating Environmental Potential to Economic Reality: Assessment of Commercial Aquaponics through Sustainability Transitions

"...The sustainability potential of aquaponic food production can help address and overcome such challenges while contributing to the broader development of circular economy and sustainable development of food systems..."

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