Caribou in northern Canada are an important food source for many Inuit communities. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Country food vs junk food : Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive.

Country food, the land and sea animals harvested by Inuit, are the most nourishing foods in the Canadian Arctic – and in many cases, the most affordable.

But food attitudes are changing – with high calorie, highly processed food and drinks becoming increasingly popular – especially with young people.

Today, we dip into our Eye on the Arctic video vault for vox pop with people in Canada’s two most populous Inuit regions, Nunavut and Nunavik, for their perspectives on changing food attitudes in the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: American science foundation awards $500,000 to food security research in Indigenous communities, Eye on the Arctic

Denmark/Greenland: Researchers must be honest with Arctic peoples about food contaminants says doctor, Eye on the Arctic

Finland:  Sami group occupies island in northern Finland to protest fishing rules, Yle News

Norway:  The food crisis in the Far North, Barrents Observer

Russia:  More than 800 000 reindeer to be vaccinated against anthrax in Russia, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Demand ups Sweden’s reindeer meat prices, Radio Sweden

United States:  Food insecurity in Alaska, Alaska Dispatch News

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