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Environment, Society

Clean up your backyard as Yukon authorities warn against bear intrusions

As winter approaches, animals are preparing for it. This is the case for bears in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. The problem is that they tend to go into people’s backyards to find food, such as berries in bushes,» 

Health

Talking about food: news and reports by RCI

You want to know more about what Canadians are eating? What’s in their plate and where is it coming from? What grows in Canada and what is the impact of agriculture on the environment? Read Radio Canada International’s reports on» 

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

Food or cannabis? Farming questions in Canada

When the Liberal government of Canada legalised recreational use of cannabis late last year, it created a whole new industry virtually overnight. One aspect has been a massive rise in greenhouse building and conversion of former manufacturing plants into commercial» 

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» 

Environment, Society

Urban fishing in Montreal is fun: but should we eat the fish?

They say that some fishing enthusiasts in Quebec start to feel that urge when the trout season opens near the end of April after the waters are free of ice.  The nervous urge and other symptoms are said to be» 

Environment, Society

Almost all Canadians want to reduce plastic food packaging: survey

Over 93 per cent of Canadians are personally motivated to reduce single-use plastic food packaging, according to a survey by Dalhousie University in eastern Canada. Almost 90 per cent think regulations to reduce the use of such packaging should be» 

Economy, Environment, International

Warning from the U.N. – the future of bees is the future of food

World Bee Day You may have missed it but this past Monday was the second annual “World Bee Day”. In announcing the day last year, initiated by Slovenia, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva» 

Health, Society

Commercial meal replacements: Do they really replace food? (interview)

There are hundreds of these products now commercially available that bill themselves as meal replacements. People view them as a quick and easy way to get the nutrition they need, but without the time it takes to cook or prepare» 

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

Genetically modified fish: to label or not to label

Labelling of genetically modified foods has been a contentious issue for years.  Europe now requires such labelling, and the U.S recently also requires labelling of certain types of engineered food products. The Canadian government has recently given approval for the» 

Economy, Health

Eating healthy food: becoming too costly?

Canadians find it more difficult to choose healthy food options A recent survey has revealed that fully half of all Canadians say it’s becoming more difficult to buy healthy foods. About 40 per cent say that following the recent edition»