Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food is Making Us Sick

Food in Canada has never been cheaper: only 10 per cent of our income is now spent in the grocery store, half of what this number was 40 years ago. Yet for most Canadians, decisions about what to eat have become a matter of high anxiety.

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods and Genetically Modified Diplomacy: The Global Politics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

ased on his analysis of dozens of studies, reports and personal accounts, Smith reveals shocking instances when governments and corporations misled, lied and covered up evidence about the health and safety risks of GM foods. These deceptions allowed the products to be fast-tracked to the market, thereby externalizing the costs of this infant science.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

The second season of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market got off to an exciting start on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 with record-breaking attendance. Over 1400 people hungry for local food showed up and caused many vendors to sell out early. The market has have a variety of old and new vendors, workshops, music, fresh coffee and a fantastic feeling of community for the whole family.

Food Security Network of Newfoundland & Labrador (FSN)

The Food Security Network of Newfoundland & Labrador (FSN) is a provincial, membership-based, non-profit organization which began in 1998 in St. John’s, NL. Our mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all. We work to raise public awareness about food security issues in this province,…

Citizens’ Environment Watch

Citizen’s Environment Watch, a non-profit environmental organization, is commissioning Toronto artists to create one-of-a-kind art pieces using rubber boots and parasol umbrellas for our Second Annual Rubber Boot Ball. Last year over 100 guests came together for the unveiling and auction of the items created by 15 prominent artists, including Sarah Richardson of HGTV’s popular…

Local is the New Organic

The Growing Movement to know your Farmer and your Food It used to be that organic was enough. That organic label told consumers their food was safer, fresher and more likely to have come from a small, reliable farm than a mega-farm-factory. Then, last year, Wal-Mart started selling organic products. Suddenly, organic didn’t seem so…

Deconstructing Thought For Food

Alternatives’ Thought for Food (32.3) inspires a broadcast of Jon Steinman’s Deconstructing Dinner, a radio program from Kootenay Co-op Radio in Nelson, British Columbia. From dumpster diving to world grain prices to local food, three of our authors and a subject-specific guest explore a potluck of issues and ideas. Listen in for insightful interviews and…

Pesticides are what is killing our kids

Rural PEI is an unlikely hotbed of rare cancers, and one doctor has made it his mission to raise awareness about the potential health hazard posed by pesticides used on the region’s potato farms.

It’s David vs. Goliath in organics

From his small farm in the heart of Ontario’s Mennonite country, Wolfgang Pfenning is doing his best to fend off the wave of organic produce coming into Canada from California and what is being called “the pathology of bigness.”