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Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Jul 2, 2015

20 years of farm to table goodness • For the last 20 years, Vancouver Farmers Markets have fed people and created community. We are a registered non-profit society that supports small farm production, nourishes community and connects neighbours. Founded in 1995, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has grown to become one of Canada’s leading organizers of farmers...

Four keys to healthy aging

Four keys to healthy aging

Jul 2, 2015

by Dr. Mercola   • If you had a choice and could either age well – enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigour, free from disability and illness – or age poorly and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life, which would you choose? You do actually have a choice or, at least, can choose to...

A call to modernize food labelling

A call to modernize  food labelling

Jul 2, 2015

Food labelling needs modernization • plant-based products currently face discrimination   The Plant Foods Council, a national trade association promoting and protecting the interests of plant food manufacturers in Canada, is calling for changes to food regulations that discriminate against vegan products similar to traditional animal products such as...

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Jun 1, 2015

a Foreword to Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Jane Goodall I well remember how horrified I felt when I learned that scientists had succeeded in reconfiguring the genetics of plants and animals. The first genetically engineered (GE) plants were created in the 1980s, but I did not hear about them until the 1990s when they were first commercialized. It seemed a...

Druker’s Challenge to Monsanto on GMO Food

Druker’s Challenge to Monsanto on GMO Food

Jun 1, 2015

Steven Druker has hurled a bold challenge at Monsanto, demanding it try to find any inaccurate statements of fact in the new book he has written – Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – exposing the substantial risks of genetically engineered foods (GE foods, GM foods, GMOs) and the multiple misrepresentations that have enabled them to permeate world markets. He...

Citizen science a major revolution

Citizen science a major revolution

Jun 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki One of this year’s most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited with an $8 app called Filmic Pro. New technology has also made music easier to produce and distribute, inspiring independent musicians. Science, too, is now in the hands of citizens around the world. From the...

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health

Jun 1, 2015

GMO BITES by Lucy Sharratt by Lucy Sharratt GMO Inquiry 2015 is proceeding and has now investigated the environmental impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Genetically modified – GM, also called genetically engineered – crops have been a 20-year open-air experiment in Canada. Most of the GM crops grown in Canada are herbicide-tolerant and the...

NEWSBITES: June 2015

NEWSBITES: June 2015

Jun 1, 2015

No patents on seeds “Act now – save the future of our food!” The coalition of No Patents on Seeds! has published an international call to European governments to stop patents on plants and animals. They are warning that international corporations such as Monsanto are taking more and more control of resources needed for food production. As...

Safe food advocates organize

Safe food advocates organize

May 1, 2015

• Renowned Health Canada whistleblower and food safety crusader Dr. Shiv Chopra will headline the launch of The Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty and Health on May 24 in Windsor, Ontario. Chopra’s fiery speeches last winter called citizens to action to take back a corrupted food supply, inspiring a group of Windsor food activists to...