Yearly Archives: 2012

Event Coordinator needed for Provincial Food Gathering

The NS Food Security Network (www.nsfoodsecurity.org), FoodARC (www.foodsecurityresearchcentre.ca) and key partners are looking for an adept Event Coordinator to be responsible for providing support in the planning and delivery of the May 2013 NS Food Movement Gathering. The Gathering will

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Participatory Action Research and Training Centre on Food Security

Participatory Action Research and Training Centre on Food Security presents a talk from Winsome Parnell (Phd) on Tuesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Parnell’s research interests include national surveys, poverty and nutrition, food security, maternal and infant nutrition, Pacific Islands’ nutrition, and nutrition policy. She has examined the effects of low income on nutritional status amongst families in New Zealand and is working on the socio-economic determinants of nutritional status in New Zealand. Currently she is the nutrition Director of the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey team based in the Life in New Zealand Nutrition and Activity Research Unit (LINZ).

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NEWS RELEASE From Food Secure Canada 

NEWS RELEASE FOOD IS A HUMAN RIGHT: NATIONAL FOOD POLICY NEEDED Ottawa, 16 May 2012 – As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food winds up his mission to Canada, Food Secure Canada is calling for a national

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Feds scoff at UN report on hunger in Canada

Link to todays Chronical Hearld (Halifax, NS) with video from parliment. OTTAWA — The UN’s right-to-food envoy is raising the alarm about hunger and poor diets in Canada, but the federal government says he is wasting his breath. http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/97264-feds-scoff-at-un-report-on-hunger-in-canada

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UN envoy blasts Canada for ‘self-righteous’ attitude over hunger, poverty

OTTAWA — Canada needs to drop its “self-righteous” attitude about how great a country it is and start dealing with its widespread problem of food insecurity, the United Nations right-to-food envoy says. In a hard-hitting interview this week with Postmedia

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier de Schutter lands in Canada this coming Saturday May 5th. 

Olivier de Schutter and his team will be in Canada until May 16th . Plans are moving full steam ahead for a series of nine civil society meetings in four cities, as well as meetings organized by Aboriginal organizations and

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Vandana Shiva visits Mount Saint Vincent University

On Monday 27 February 2012 internationally renowned food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva presented “Dr. Vandana Shiva & Guests: A Feast of Conversation about Women, Men and Food” to an appriciative full house. It was organized by Oxfam, the Participatory Action

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Inter-Generational Mini-Conference & Workshop

Mark the End of International Women’s Week! Attend an Inter-Generational Mini-Conference & Workshop on The Impacts of Climate Change on People and Places: Women Leading Research and Action Sunday, March 11, 1.30 – 4.30 KTS Lecture Hall, New Academic Building,

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A series of events with Vandana Shiva coming up in Nova Scotia this month

A series of events with Vandana Shiva coming up in Nova Scotia this month   February 24 Dr. Vandana Shiva will attend The Valley Sustainability Showcase at the Wolfville Farmers Market from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This event brings together vendors from the

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Employment Opportunity

The ACT for CFS project is pleased to announce that it is hiring for a part-time Research Assistant position with its Knowledge Mobilization Working Group. The Knowledge Mobilization Working Group contributes to ACT for CFS by working with others in

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