Highlights / Dalhousie

Economy, Health, International

Majority of Canadians concerned about rising food cost

An end of year survey by Dalhousie University of Halifax shows some 87 per cent of Canadians feel food costs are rising faster than incomes. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University together with the polling firm Angus Reid Institute,» 

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

CRISPR: Ethics and the gene editing of humans

By making genetic research so much easier, the recent technology known as CRISPR has allowed scientists an enormous advantage in research into so many areas. Unfortunately there’s a downside which raises serious ethical questions. Françoise Baylis (CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC,» 

Economy, Environment, International

Study suggests Canadian food prices to surpass inflation in 2020

The study by Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and the University of Guelph in Ontario is called “Canada’s Food Price Report 2020” Its’ the tenth annual report, and  it notes that climate change, with its accompanying bad weather, is an» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Study: a nutrition resource being lost or ignored in developing countries

A new study shows the nutritional value of differing fish species available in differing ecosystems, but also how policies and misunderstanding of nutrition means that resource is being squandered in countries where it is most needed. The study shows the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Act now, not ‘soon’: IPCC report on oceans, cryosphere and climate change

This latest report sends yet another strong warning signal to mankind about the state of the environment. This report specifically deals with oceans and the worlds glaciers and ice caps, or cryosphere and the changing climate. It basically says everyone» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Junk food and kids: Canadian paediatricians want marketing bill passed

The label “junk food” may be a tad misleading. While it might bring the image of fast food to mind, the concern of paediatricians encompasses a wider range of highly processed foods often found in grocery stores as well. These» 

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

We can edit the human genome, but should we?

CRISPR is a recent technological breakthrough in simplifying gene editing, It’s potential is enormous and at the same time it raises great concerns. Those concerns exploded when a Chinese scientist edited the genetic sequence of an embryo (germline) to create twin» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

The biggest threat to the world’s biggest creatures is hunting

We are eating them to extinction A new report says while pollution and habitat loss are still serious threats to the world’s creatures, hunting is the biggest threat to their survival. Boris Worm (PhD) is a professor of marine biology» 

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

Marine protected areas: maybe not so protected

A study by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia has found a surprising fact. Commercial fishing inside Europe’s marine protected areas (MPA’s) is actually heavier than outside those areas. Manuel Dureuil is lead author of the study. He» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

A new previously unknown branch on the tree of life discovered

Canadian researchers have discovered an entirely new organism that is like no other. The microbe is a single, but complex cell organism, and is like no other previously known organism. Therefore it has its own unique branch on the tree»