Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture
Farmed fish and seafood has increasingly become a political, environmental and social justice issue and yet consumption of these commodities continues to grow inCanada. Shrimp, now affordable and widely available is still sometimes regarded as a food of the affluent. Much of the ‘cheap’ shrimp sold today is produced on shrimp farms. ... Read more »
Over the last few decades, Canadians’ weekly shopping has changed. We have been increasingly placing items in our carts and baskets that have originated from distant places that we may have never visited ourselves.
The transportation of food from farm to fork (and often several distribution depots in between) is responsible for the release of tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. Also, as the distance food travels increases, so does the role of chemicals and processing to reduce spoilage before the food reaches the marketplace.... Read more »
The proposed expansions are all in the name of food safety, however, they have the opposite effect by decreasing the standards in which livestock are raised, depleting the vitamin content of the food, and removing the bacteria that have for centuries, alerted individuals that the meat had expired.... Read more »
Since 2000 our Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture program has been expanded to include Intensive Livestock Operations. Intensive Livestock Operations (ILO) are creeping up across the country at an increased rate. ... Read more »
Food production and bees: Believe it or not, the two go hand-in-hand … like milk and honey.
Bees serve an all-important role in transferring pollen and seeds from one flower to another - a practice that supports at least 30 per cent of the world's food crops and 90 per cent of our wild plants, according to the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council.
But despite a bee's integral role in cross-pollination, news that their population is on the decline is unlikely to come up at the dinner table.
But it is catching the attention of governments around the world, including in Europe, the U.S, as well as here at home, in Canada.... Read more »