The Winnipeg Green Lifestyle & Natural Living Show Oct. 22-23, 2011

The Green Lifestyle & Natural Living Show, the 2nd Annual event is a celebration of all things green. It’s about living a natural, healthy, eco-friendly life in Winnipeg.

“Climate Change and Health: Actingto Reduce Risks and Vulnerabilities” May 25, 2011

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is pleased to support this lecture which is part of the Friesen Conference Program organized by the SFU Gerontology Research Centre. The guest speaker for this free public lecture is Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor on Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Connecting wtih the Natural World: The Shaman’s Way – May 29 to 30

Eliot Cowan, the fully initiated shaman, teacher, healer and author of Plant Spirit Medicine will be in Toronto, May 29―30, 2011. His visit gives us a rare opportunity to reconnect with the divine natural world and to dialog with a senior shaman (“Tsaurirrikame”) and holder of the ancient Huichol tradition.

Poisoned For Profit

In Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill, Philip and Alice Shabecoff present an impeccably researched parallel between the proliferation of environmental toxins and the dramatic increase in chronic childhood disease in the US. Through the voice of a prosecutor giving evidence to a jury, they present a criminal case of chemical assault on children. The victims’ stories are woven through the book, as is the complex web of chemical corporations, government agencies, politicians, scientists, lawyers and lobbyists that are perpetrators and co-conspirators in this heinous crime. The book asks: Where is the justice for the children?
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The Epidemic

The trust inherent in a community’s relationship with its water utility is profound and often unquestioned. That is, until a rash of illness opens the floodgate to doubt. In The Epidemic: A Collision of Power, Privilege, and Public Health, author David DeKok reconstructs a deadly typhoid epidemic in Ithaca, New York, in 1903. In Canada, the cases of Walkerton, Ontario, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and the 116 First Nations communities currently on boil water orders are reminders that lessons all too often need to be relearned.
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Pushing Further: Building your career in the good food movement

The purpose of this mini-conference is to provide a series of educational and interactive sessions for those interested in getting or starting a job in the food, and related environment or health promotion sectors while making a difference in society.

“Wannabe Toxic Free” film series

April is Cancer Prevention Month, and the Women’s Healthy Environments Network is presenting a PWYC “Wannabe Toxic Free” film series at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Ave., 4th Floor, 7-9 pm).

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

David R. Boyd, one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers and an expert in the field of human health and the environment, draws on this expertise in writing Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Hazards, in which he provides a comprehensive assessment of practical strategies for individuals to avoid environmental health hazards. Despite the outlook, Boyd gives reasons for optimism by suggesting that environmental hazards are largely preventable. Through the conscious actions of individuals, he argues that environmental risks can be significantly reduced.

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New Review of The Raw Milk Revolution on

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, by David E. Gumpert has recently been featured on “The Raw Milk Revolution, by David E. Gumpert, would more accurately be entitled “Milk Wars.” Any attempt to sell raw milk creates a froth of such proportions that we must conclude that it is…

Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic

The book’s message is that carcinogens in our air, water, fruits, meats, vegetables and over-processed food, and toxic substances that assault our immune systems are fueling the cancer epidemic. We must act to stop this “toxic trespass.”

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How The Toxic Chemistry Of Every Day Life Affects Our Health

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How The Toxic Chemistry Of Every Day Life Affects Our Health
Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie
Knopf Canada, 2009, 336 pages.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck has one non-chemical ingredient that catapulted it to the top of the charts.

As the story goes, the duo behind the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire couldn’t find a publisher when they assembled their first book. But despite Chicken Soup’s winning formula – 112 million books sold in 15 years – the world of book publishing continues to be an enigma.

With the exception of anything written by Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling non-fiction books are hard to predict. So… [Click here to read more!]

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.

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine and The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin’s Persecution of One of the Great Scientists of the Twentieth Century

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine Gary Paul Nabhan, Washington, DC: Island Press 2008, 256 pages AND The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin’s Persecution of One of the Great Scientists of the Twentieth Century Peter Pringle, New York: Simon and Schuster 2008, 384 pages “Life is…

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.