Are You Food Literate?
This year, Canadians will throw away over two million tonnes of food—that’s the equivalent of 18 CN Towers. As you toss out mouldy cheese and slimy cold cuts, you probably aren’t thinking about prairie farmers, struggling to feed their animals this winter after last year’s drought destroyed feed crops. Maybe you should be.
Canadians are ...
March 28th, 2019
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Without packages, boxes or bags: Your zero waste grocer
What’s in your fridge? Perhaps there’s bacon. Or the fixings for an omelet with cheese and tomato.
But how much is actually edible? How much of it is packaging?
Bacon slices are peeled out of a disposable plastic packet, while the eggs stand sentinel in a Styrofoam carton. Tomatoes are locked in a clamshell box, those miniature plastic pr...
October 29th, 2016
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Six documentaries that will transform your world view
Filmmaker Elise Pearlstein shared one of the documentaries she produced with her kids — and they promptly stopped flushing the toilet.
The doc, Last Call at the Oasis, is a compelling look at water use and issues throughout North America. And Pearlstein, senior vice-president of documentary films with Participant Media (the company behind An Inc...
August 27th, 2015
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