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Highlights/food security


Canada announces $50M funding for food resilience programs in Africa

Canada is contributing $50 million for an innovative program to increase food security and resilience in three hunger-prone African countries, the United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies announced Thursday. The five-year program funded by Ottawa is part of a larger $97-million» 

Environment, International, Politics

UN maritime body listens to Arctic Indigenous voices

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London heard this week from Arctic Indigenous leaders who lobbied the UN body for a permanent seat at the table and spoke about their concerns over the impact of increased shipping on the environment» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over» 

Environment, Society

Arctic festival to draw attention to food insecurity due to climate change

A tiny northern community is throwing a party to try to draw national and international attention to the effects of climate change on food security for the Inuit people in the Canadian Arctic. The Nunavut community of Igloolik is hosting a festival called Kiss» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Food containers: when re-usable is not necessarily better

A new study has shown that the increasing use of re-usable commercial plastic produce containers, has a drawback; bacterial contamination of the containers After the first limited study of the containers last year found unacceptable levels of bacteria and pathogens,» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Eye on the Arctic – Caribou conservation in Canada’s North

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Caribou is central to Inuit and First Nations cultural life in northern Canada. But the decrease in the numbers of certain herds is causing concern in many aboriginal»