Food & Health

Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

New study finds increased mercury level Arctic marine birds due to climate change.

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Are oil production emissions bad for your health? Ask Alberta’s energy regulator

Are oil production emissions bad for your health? Ask Alberta’s energy regulator

Report concludes that odours from bitumen tanks in Peace River are causing health issues for nearby residents.

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David Suzuki: Citizen scientists can help monarch butterflies

David Suzuki: Citizen scientists can help monarch butterflies

We can all help ensure monarch butterflies continue this wonderful journey every year.

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Environmental groups force Ottawa to review approval of pesticide products

Environmental groups force Ottawa to review approval of pesticide products

Conservation groups had to sue Canada’s Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe.

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Excessive antibiotics in agriculture creating health crisis

Excessive antibiotics in agriculture creating health crisis

University of Calgary’s Aidan Hollis suggests user fees could effectively limit use of non-human antibiotics.

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Video: Salmon-Safe works with Farmers to protect wild Pacific salmon habitat

Video: Salmon-Safe works with Farmers to protect wild Pacific salmon habitat

Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage agricultural practices that protect wild Pacific salmon habitat and water quality.

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David Suzuki: Healthy kids need time in nature

David Suzuki: Healthy kids need time in nature

We need a national strategy to get our kids eating healthy foods and being active in nature.

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Is there petroleum in your skin care products?

Is there petroleum in your skin care products?

Jessica Burman explains why it’s so important to learn to read the labels when it comes to modern skin care products.

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mApples: Mapping the neighbourhood for fresh food

mApples: Mapping the neighbourhood for fresh food

As part of its Greenest City initiative, Vancouver is striving to increase city and neighbourhood food assets by a minimum of 50 percent by 2020.

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Is Canada’s Organic Certification System effective?

Is Canada’s Organic Certification System effective?

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy recently released a policy study that questions the validity of Canada’s organic certification system.

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