An article posted in the Herald highlights a new co-operative food market — one that would connect farmers with consumers — which may be developed due to the failing Kent Co-op grocery store in New Minas. The 41-year-old grocery store couldn’t survive in a highly competitive grocery market dominated by large players like Sobeys, Loblaws and Walmart. There was much …

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Some exciting news for the Participatory Action Research and Training Centre on Food Security (PARTC-FS) as well as the Mount community. The partnership between the PARTC-FS and the Nova Scotia Food Security Network (NSFSN) was nominated, and was a successful candidate for the 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Partnership Award. $25,000 has been awarded to support the partnership, and …

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Found a relevant article posted today in the Vancouver Sun. According to a new paper by a consortium of the province’s research universities, British Columbia’s near total dependence on imported fruits and vegetables is making them vulnerable to food supply interruptions and price shocks. The health researchers feel that the responsibility is on governments to step in and ensure that …

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Who are the 99%? Who are the 1%?What is the Occupy Movement About and Where is it Going? Join Prof. Jonathan Roberts (History), Dr. Alex Khasnabish(Sociology/Anthropology), Dr. Max Haiven (NSCAD), Stu Caldwell (MSVUAlumnus and Occupy NS Participant), and Other Members of the Occupy NovaScotia Movement for a discussion about the ongoing Occupy Movement Thursday November 3, 2011 Seton Academic Centre …

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From the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network: Public Forums on GM Fish in Atlantic Canada Oct 24-27: Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, St.John’s. Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon: Atlantic Canada is at the centre of the global controversy over GM fish Canada and the U.S. could soon approve a genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon – the first-ever GM food animal in the world. The …

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Came across a great article on BCLocalNews.com that is relevant to us in Nova Scotia as well as all Canadians. Recent unusual climate changes have been affecting our food supply and will only continue to worsen if we (consumers, producers, etc.) stay on the same path. This article explains what food miles are, and what contributes greenhouse gas emissions to …

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Found an interesting article that was published the Globe and Mail on Monday. Whole Foods Market Inc.,  the country’s largest chain of natural and organic food supermarkets, is expanding an innovative animal welfare labelling program to its six Canadian stores this week. The labels on all chicken, beef and pork sold at Whole Foods tell consumers exactly how the animals …

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