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Viewing posts from: March 2012

Budget to increase food insecurity

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Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

A freeze on social assistance rates and delay in the increase to the Ontario Child Benefit will increase demand at food banks across the province.

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Pink Slime vs. Chicken Nuggets

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Mar 27, 2012 02:00 PM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

Author Ari LeVaux wonders if processed meats like hot dogs and chicken nuggets are even worse than the "pink slime" added to most hamburger meats.

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Dig into Food Issues from the Seat of your Bicycle

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Mar 21, 2012 10:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

Join a youth-led cycling tour to understand food security and sustainable food systems on a deeper level.

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UN Food Expert: Tackle "Disastrous Diets"

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Mar 16, 2012 09:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food says governments have a responsibility to address what foods are available, their price, and how they are marketed.

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Food & Farming Action Plan for the GTA

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Mar 15, 2012 04:00 PM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

The Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee has released a ten-year plan for the food and farming sector in the GTA.

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The Politics of Food Aid

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Mar 08, 2012 12:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

UW Professor Jennifer Clapp has a new book on international food aid.  See review and video presentation below.

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Foodie Finder Social a Hit!

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Mar 07, 2012 09:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

View photos from the first-ever live Foodie Finder Social held in February 2012.

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Roundtable Lauds Cambridge Official Plan

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Mar 05, 2012 12:00 AM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

Krista Long presented the Roundtable's comments on the City of Cambridge's draft Official Plan, recommending policies more supportive of community gardens, temporary farmers' markets, and small food stores.

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Curing Hospital Food

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Mar 02, 2012 04:00 PM

Posted by Marc Xuereb

The cover story of the most recent Readers' Digest features efforts to improve hospital food, including at Kitchener's own St Mary's Hospital.

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