Submitted by she2lby on October 16, 2017 - 10:43pm
In an article from the Globe and Mail written by Aleksandra Sagan published on February 19, 2016, it states that “some four million Canadians, or about 12.7 percent of households, experience some level of food insecurity, according to PROOF, a research group studying policy options to reduce the problem.
Submitted by jballard on October 6, 2017 - 11:06pm
According to a recent report by the WWF, feeding the ever-growing population of Earth is putting an immense strain on natural resources and biodiversity, primarily in already vulnerable landscapes around the world. Currently, the global population is over 7 billion people and rising quickly, our numbers are expected to reach 10 billion by 2060 (UN 2017). This increase in population coupled with an increase in demand for meat and animal by-products is quickly making animal agriculture one of the most unsustainable efforts on the planet.
Non-native oysters have invaded Denmark’s shores. It is a disaster to native species because these oysters have over-populated and covered Scandinavian Coast. Under such a critical situation, Denmark’s embassy in China posted a commentary article this April on a Chinese social networking named Weibo. It described how these tiny guys “travel” from Asia to Europe and have reproduced in a dramatic speed. This article received more than 15000 responses in about ten days. One famous comment was “what extent do you want us to eat?
Submitted by jamieb97 on October 6, 2017 - 12:44am
The news article I chose (Yarr, 2017) had two purposes to it; the first was to inform the public about the questionable actions of the salmon producing company AquaBounty where they hadn't followed proper procedure with environmental assessments to make process of approval for their new facility easier. The second purpose was to inform the public on how the government dealt with the conflict and repercussions placed on the company. The main parties involved were the Coalition for the Protection of P.E.I.