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Can Cookies be Nutritious?

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Dec 22, 2014 08:52 AM

Posted by Kim Bretz

Are Quaker Cookies "delicious...or nutritious"? The commercial claims both, but (and I know this will disappoint) cookies made with white flour and sugar (let alone 10 kinds of sugar!) just aren't nutritious.

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China, Canada, and Global Agribusiness: Interaction in the Global Food System

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Dec 18, 2014 12:35 PM

Posted by Matthew Gaudreau

The Canadian government’s engagement with China has ramped up this year, with food and agriculture taking a prominent position in discussions. What changes have taken place?  How is Canada now responding?

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Garden Feeds Residents at St Paul's College

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Dec 10, 2014 08:00 AM

Posted by Lexi Salt

After months of perserverance, not only did Lexi Salt convince the food service provider at her university residence to use the produce from the community garden she started, but they produced a handbook on how to do it elsewhere!

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Proposed Neonic Regulations: Are they the bee's knees?

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Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM

Posted by Brittany Bruce

Last week, the Ontario government proposed new regulations for the purchase and use of neonic treated seeds. While the regulations will be music to the ears of beekeepers and eaters, not everyone is pleased. 

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Conferences bring together Canadians interested in Food Security and Farming

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Nov 26, 2014 11:55 AM

Posted by Emily Mann

Halifax recently saw the convergence of Food Secure Canada’s (FSC) 8 th biennial general assembly and the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) 15 th annual conference. 

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Food Spaces, Vibrant Places Campaign a Success!

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Nov 17, 2014 07:00 PM

Posted by Krista Long

The Roundtable’s Food Spaces, Vibrant Places campaign to support more temporary farmers' markets and community gardens was a resounding success! 

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Historical reflection of buying local

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Nov 13, 2014 12:30 PM

Posted by Jenny Fanning

A reflection upon post-war need for buying local and the struggle and impact 100 years later.

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Ithaca: A Novel about Loss, Soup and Fracking

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Nov 10, 2014 09:30 AM

Posted by Emily Mann

Susan Fish presents a novel that is both soulful and timely. At its core is Daisy, a 50-something-year-old resident of Ithaca, who is dealing with the loss of her husband by re-discovering herself and that which surrounds her. 

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Good News? A & W Has Vegan Chickens

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Nov 03, 2014 08:30 AM

Posted by Kim Bretz

A & W has a new campaign - "Our eggs are from hens fed a vegetarian diet without animal by-products". Which sounds great to a lot of consumers - because animal by-products are certainly not desirable. The problem?

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LRT Necessary to Prevent Sprawl

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Oct 24, 2014 02:00 PM

Posted by Mark Reusser

Waterloo Region's farmers have a vested interest in getting light rail transit built and used to control urban sprawl.

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