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Fresh produce, food banks, food security – exploring the links for healthy people and healthy communities

by Lynette Hornung Having nurtured a burgeoning passion for growing, preparing and sharing food in recent years, (while also feeling the tension between living on a meagre income but benefitting from a position of privilege based on my education and…

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Revolutionizing How we Feed Cities

by Peter Ladner, Author People ask me why, after 40 years in journalism, including 20-something years publishing a weekly business newspaper I co-founded, then 6 years on Vancouver City Council, I wrote a book about urban food systems. One reason is…

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The Right to Food Philosophy

by Joyce Rock  The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House’s Right to Food Philosophy upholds the Human Right of Downtown Eastside residents to secure water and abundant, local, fresh and nutritious food that is available across the neighbourhood and delivered in a dignified manner. The 7Mobile Food…

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Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Type 2 Diabetes – the burden of Arctic communities

by Tara Zupancic Phillipe Grandjean’s research in the Faroe Islands explores how a diet of POP-laden marine mammal meat may be linked to an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Arctic populations.  Some are quick to charge that avoiding…

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