Yearly Archives: 2011

Local food lovers hope to open new farmers co-op

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

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnership Award – 2011

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

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G20 missed boat on food security

This article highlights, in a short but significant article, that there is one issue that our leaders failed to address at the Nov. 5th G20 summit. It is one that will inevitably affect us all if it isn’t made a

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Reduce reliance on imported produce, report urges

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

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The 99% Comes to the Mount!

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

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Genetically Modified Atlantic Salmon: Atlantic Canada is at the centre of the global controversy over GM fish

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

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Sesame Street tackles food insecurity

Sesame Street has produced a great video that highlights the growing problem of food insecurity in the United States. Of course it’s a problem that we deal with right here at home in Nova Scotia as well. Our latest participatory

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Activating Change Together for Community Food Security

Take a moment to watch this fun overview of our main research projects Activating Change Together for Community Food Security. The video was produced with a lot of graphic help from Corrie Melanson of See What You Mean.

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Minimizing climate change through food choice

Came across a great article on 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,

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Supermarket adopts animal welfare standards for meat in Canada 

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

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