Obesity through a straw

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Have you ever drank a 20-ounce soda? That’s the size many adults and teens are drinking today. Or would you ever … Read more

Grow beauty and eat it too

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot To understand just how disconnected we are from food today, consider that in the 1930s, 30 percent of … Read more

Ego and parenting

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot … Read more

Whose NSF?

  Dear sirs: In view of what seems to be happening internationally with banks at the moment, I was wondering if you could advise me … Read more

The year of innovation

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson   In my January 2009 column, I encouraged readers to make opening up the media in Canada their … Read more

not so happy meals

  NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina         Over a 15-year period, studies show a dramatic increase in the number of overweight (tripled) and … Read more

Enlightened agriculture

  ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot   It is evident that globalization is not working well when it comes to feeding people. Last … Read more

Finding our true purpose

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou Often, my … Read more

The Illusionist

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead   Alice in The Illusionist. Screenwriter-director Sylvain Chomet chose to go the old-school route when he adapted French comedy legend … Read more

Learning from our elders

  SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola As I approach my 75th birthday, I find myself often thinking about mortality. I’m in the … Read more